Scientific Advisors

Roger Kornberg, Ph.D.

Director, Chief Scientist and Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Kornberg is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Winzer Professor of Medicine in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University. He has been a member of the faculty of Stanford University since 1978. In 2006, Dr. Kornberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in recognition for his studies of the molecular basis of Eukaryotic Transcription, the process by which DNA is copied to RNA. Dr. Kornberg is also the recipient of several awards, including the 2001 Welch Prize, the highest award granted in the field of chemistry in the United States, and the 2002 Leopald Mayer Prize, the highest award granted in the field of biomedical sciences from the French Academy of Sciences.

Michael Levitt, Ph.D.

Stanford University School of Medicine. Professor, Department of Structural Biology. Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Member of the National Academy Sciences, and fellow of the Royal Society, London.

Baek Kim, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Drug Discovery, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine. Clinical and Translational Science and HIV/HSV Pathogenesis.

Bob Lehman, Ph.D.

Stanford University School of Medicine. Emeritus Professor, Department of Biochemistry. Member of the National Academy Sciences.

Gary Schoolnik, M.D.

Stanford University School of Medicine. Professor & Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine & Infectious Diseases; Professor, Microbiology & Immunology.

Roland Strong, Ph.D.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Professor, Department of Structural Biology.

Christophe Verlinde, Ph.D.

University of Washington. Emeritus Professor, Department of Structural Biology.