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Advisory boards

  1. The Scientific Advisory Board is an autonomous panel of renowned physicians and scientists who help foster the medical and scientific development of St. Jude, providing guidance and insight on research directions, clinical activities and institutional policy.

    Joseph W. St. Geme III, MD - Chair
    Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology
    Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    Physician-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA

    Kimberly Stegmaier, MD - Vice-Chair
    Ted Williams Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Vice Chair of Pediatric Oncology Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Co-Director of Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies Program, Dana-Farber and Boston Children’s Hospital
    Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
    Institute Member, Broad Institute
    Boston, MA

    Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
    Gay and Bew White Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology
    Professor, Pediatric Oncology
    Vice Chair for Outcomes Research, Department of Pediatrics
    Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

    Birmingham, AL

    Benjamin F. Cravatt III, PhD
    Professor and Gilula Chair of Chemical Biology
    Department of Chemistry
    The Scripps Research Institute

    La Jolla, CA

     David Ginsburg, MD
    James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor
    Departments of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Pediatrics
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    University of Michigan Medical School
    Life Sciences Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI


    Mary K. Gospodarowicz, MD, FRCPC, FRCR (Hon)
    Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
    Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    Toronto, Ontario

    Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA

    John Kuriyan, PhD
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Chancellor’s Professor
    Professor of Molecular Biology and Professor of Chemistry
    University of California
    Berkeley, CA

    John M. Maris, MD
    Giulio D’Angio Professor of Pediatric Oncology
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Division of Oncology
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA

    Rob Pieters, MD, PhD
    Board of Directors, Chief Medical Officer
    Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology



    Aviv Regev, PhD
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Executive Vice President – Research and Early Development
    South San Francisco, CA

    Stanley R. Riddell, MD
    Burke O’Reilly Family Endowed Chair in Immunotherapy
    Professor, Department of Medicine
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Seattle, WA

     Michael K. Rosen, PhD
    Chair, Department of Biophysics
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, TX

    Joshua R. Sanes, PhD 
    Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Paul J. Finnegan Family Director, Center for Brain Science
    Harvard University
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Cambridge, MA

    Kevin M. Shannon, MD
    American Cancer Society Research Professor
    Roma and Marvin Auerback Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Molecular Oncology
    University of California at San Francisco
    Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

    San Francisco, CA

  2. Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute

    Robert N. Eisenman, PhD
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Beverly Ginsburg-Cooper
    Huron Consulting Group

    Karen E. Knudsen, PhD
    Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

    Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD
    University of California San Franciso School of Medicine


    Michelle LeBeau, PhD
    University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Mark J. Ratain, MD
    University of Chicago

    Tom Sellers, PhD, MPH
    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

    Kevin M. Shannon, MD
    University of California San Francisco Department of Pediatrics

    Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD
    University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center