Scientific Review Council

The Scientific Review Council will review the research proposals submitted to the Alliance and make recommendations to the Prize Advisory Board and Governing Board for approval of the winners. The Council will also advise on scientific matters and policies, including research needs and opportunities that may be targeted for funding.

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD

Endowed Professor of Cell Biology
Director, Cancer Dormancy and Tumor Microenvironment Institute
Director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center
Co-Leader, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Iannis Aifantis, PhD

Hermann M. Biggs Professor,
Chair of the Department of Pathology
NYU School of Medicine
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist

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Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Medicine
Senior Vice President and Vice Dean for Science
Chief Scientific Officer
NYU Langone Medical Center

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Emily Bernstein, PhD

Professor
Departments of Oncological Sciences and Dermatology
Cancer Mechanisms Program Co-leader
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD

Ward Coleman Chair in Cancer Research
Director of Immunotherapy, Department of Hematology and Oncology
Co-Director, Cancer Immunology Program
Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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John Blenis, PhD

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Professor Cancer Research
Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Pharmacology Ph.D. Program
Associate Director, Basic Science
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medicine

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Jef D. Boeke, PhD, DSc, NAS, AAA&S

Director, Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone Health
Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Director, International Sc2.0 Project
Director, NHGRI CEGS “Center for Synthetic Regulatory Genomics”

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Ali H. Brivanlou, PhD

Robert & Harriet Heilbrunn Professor
Head of Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology
The Rockefeller University
Professor Adjunct, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture

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Jacqueline Bromberg, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Breast Service, Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Ross Cagan, PhD

Regius Chair, Precision Medicine
Scientific Director, Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre
Institute of Cancer Sciences
University of Glasgow

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Andrea Califano, PhD

Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology
Chair of Systems Biology
Director, JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center
Columbia University

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Lewis Cantley, PhD

Meyer Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Professor, Cancer Biology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
2013 Breakthrough Prize Winner

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Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD

Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
Professor of Genetics and Dermatology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Moses V. Chao, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology; Physiology and Neuroscience; and Psychiatry
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
NYU Langone School of Medicine

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Carlo M. Croce, MD

Distinguished University Professor
The John W. Wolfe Chair in Human Cancer Genetics
Professor, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
Director, Institute of Genetics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

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Riccardo Dalla-Favera, MD

Percy and Joanne Uris Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology,
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology,
Director, Institute for Cancer Genetics,
Columbia University Medical Center

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Olivier Elemento, PhD

Director, Englander Institute for Precision Medicine
Associate Director, Institute for Computational Biomedicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

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Adolfo A. Ferrando, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Cell Biology, and Systems Biology
Institute for Cancer Genetics
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University
Executive Director, Therapeutic Area Genetics-Oncology
Regeneron Genetics Center

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Richard J. Gilbertson, MD, PhD

Li Ka Shing Chair of Oncology in Cambridge
Director of the Cambridge Cancer Centre
University of Cambridge

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Richard I. Gregory, PhD

Professor, The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital
Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Department of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

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Clifford Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO

Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Executive Vice Chair, Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation

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Ross L. Levine, MD

Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research
Chief, Molecular Cancer Medicine Service, HOPP
Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Translational Research, Memorial Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD

Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology
Professor, Departments of Pathology (Skirball), Microbiology, and Molecular Pathogenesis
NYU Langone Medical Center

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David C. Lyden, MD, PhD

Stavros S. Niarchos Professor in Pediatrics and Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Physician Scientist Training Program
Weill Cornell Medicine
Pediatric Neuro-oncology Attending
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Christopher E. Mason, PhD

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Computational Genomics in Computational Biomedicine
Director, WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction
Weill Cornell Medicine

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Joan Massagué, PhD

Executive Director, GMTEC and Director, Sloan Kettering Institute
Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Christine Mayr, MD, PhD

Member, Cancer Biology and Genetics Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Computational Biology and Medicine
Weill Cornell Graduate College

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Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD

Icahn Scholar
Ward-Coleman Chair in Cancer Research
Professor and Chair, Department of Oncological Sciences
Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute
Director, Mount Sinai Cancer, Mount Sinai Health System
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Frank J. Rauscher, III, PhD

Co-Founder, Innate Biologics
Professor of the Gene Expression and Regulation, The Wistar Institute
Professor of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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Danny Reinberg, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
NYU Langone School of Medicine

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Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Cell Engineering & Gene Transfer and Gene Expression Laboratory
Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Mihaela Skobe, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Oncological Sciences
Tisch Cancer Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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David Tuveson, MD, PhD

Roy J. Zuckerberg Professor of Cancer Therapeutics
Director, Cancer Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Chief Scientist, Lustgarten Foundation

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Bruce Zetter, PhD

Charles Nowiszewski Professor of Cancer Biology, Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

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Guest Reviewers

The Alliance also relies on the expertise of Guest Reviewers who are selected annually to assist in the vetting of scientific proposals. Guest Reviewers include previous Pershing Square Sohn Prize winners and other talented scientists in the Alliance’s community.