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Scientific Advisory Board

LCRF’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of world-renowned scientists, physicians and thought leaders who help review and assess all proposals submitted to LCRF’s research grant programs. Covering a wide range of disciplines and collectively leveraging their expertise in lung cancer research, the SAB works to maintain the high standards of our selection process and helps to ensure that we continue to fund the very best research.

Scientific Executive Committee

Kathryn O’Donnell, PhD (Chair)

Associate Professor, Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Brendon M. Stiles, MD (Vice Chair)

LCRF Board of Directors
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology
Associate Director, Surgical Services, Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center
Professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Montefiore Medical Center

Katerina Politi, PhD (Vice Chair)

Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine

David P. Carbone, MD, PhD

Past-President, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
Barbara J. Bonner Chair in Lung Cancer Research
Professor of Medicine
Director, James Thoracic Oncology Center
Director, Translational Therapeutics Program
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ibaiyi Dagogo-Jack, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Thoracic Oncologist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Bruce Dunbar

LCRF Board of Directors
Lung cancer patient advocate
Partner, Coppertop Media

Marc Ladanyi, MD

Chief, Molecular Diagnostics Service
William J. Ruane Chair in Molecular Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Robert A. Winn, MD

Director & Lipman Chair in Oncology, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Senior Associate Dean for Cancer Innovation
Professor of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
VCU School Of Medicine

SAB Members

Chiara Ambrogio, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Torino

Alice Berger, PhD

Assistant Member, Human Biology Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences
University of Washington

Julie Brahmer, MD

Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Interim Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview
Associate Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University Medical School

Jessica Donington, MD, MSCR

Professor and Chief General Thoracic Surgery
University of Chicago School of Medicine

Alexander Drilon, MD

Chief, Early Drug Development Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Steven M. Dubinett, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director, UCLA Lung Cancer Research Program
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD

Thoracic Surgeon, Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Equities
City of Hope Cancer Center

Shirish M. Gadgeel, MD

Chief of Division of Hematology and Oncology
Associate Director
Henry Ford Cancer Institute/Henry Ford Health

Sarah Goldberg, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Research Director, Center for Thoracic Cancers
Yale School of Medicine

Aaron Hata, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Eric Haura, MD

Director, Lung Cancer Center of Excellence
Program Leader, Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine
Senior Member, Department of Thoracic Oncology
Professor of Medicine & Oncologic Sciences
University of Florida | H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Roy Herbst, MD, PhD

Ensign Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medical Oncology, Associate Director for Translational Research
Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center
Yale School of Medicine
Smilow Cancer Hospital

John Heymach, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology
Chief, Section of Thoracic Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Donald W. Kufe, MD

Distinguished Physician, Professor of Medicine
Leader, Developmental Therapeutics Program
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Cancer Center | Harvard Medical School

William Lockwood, PhD

Senior Scientist
BC Cancer Research, Integrative Oncology

Christine Lovly, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

David MacPherson, PhD

Professor, Human Biology Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD

American Cancer Society Research Professor
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Director, Center for Cancer Genome Discovery, DFCI
Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

John Minna, MD

Professor & Director
Max L. Thomas Distinguished Chair in Molecular Pulmonary Oncology
Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research
Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD

Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Professor in Oncology & Executive Director
University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Trudy G. Oliver, BSc (Hons), PhD

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor
Huntsman Cancer Institute Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD

Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research
Emory University School of Medicine
Executive Director, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Associate Vice President for Cancer, Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Karen Reckamp, MD, MS

Professor, Division of Medical Oncology
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Director of Medical Oncology, Women’s Guild Lung Institute

Hilary Robbins, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist, Epidemiology
International Agency for Research on Cancer

Jack A. Roth, MD

Chief, Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology
Professor, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD

Chief of Thoracic Oncology Service
Co-Director, Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research
Sylvia Hassenfeld Chair in Lung Cancer Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Julien Sage, PhD

Professor of Pediatric Cancer and Genetics
Stanford University

Joan Schiller, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology Oncology
University of Virginia

Raffaella Sordella, PhD

Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Rocio Sotillo, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Heidelberg University
Head of the Division of Molecular Thoracic Oncology
German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ

David Spigel, MD

Chief Scientific Officer
Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Eva Szabo, MD

Chief, Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Cancer Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Diane Tseng, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Ralph R. Weichselbaum, MD

Daniel K. Ludwig Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman
Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
University of Chicago Medical Center

Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD

Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Laura & Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Medical Center