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Scientific Review Committees

Research funding scientific review committees serve in the significant role of selecting recipients of AACR’s research grants for independent investigators, junior faculty and postdoctoral/clinical research fellows. For more information about AACR funding opportunities, please visit the AACR funding page.

2020-2021 AACR-AstraZeneca Stimulating Therapeutic Advances through Research Training (START) Grants Scientific Review Committee

CoChairs
Stephen B. Baylin, MD, FAACR
Maria Jasin, PhD, FAACR

Claudia A. Benavente, PhD
Anindya Dutta, MD
Daniel Durocher, PhD
Stephen E. Fawell, PhD
Caroline Germa, MD
Kalpana Ghoshal, PhD
Abby M. Green, MD
Neil Johnson, PhD
Ram S. Mani, PhD
Mark J. O’Connor, PhD
Bodour Salhia, PhD
Maurizio Scaltriti, PhD
Qi-En Wang, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Basic Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Jorge S. Reis-Filho, MD, PhD

Fabrice André MD, PhD
Christin E. Burd, PhD
Lauren A. Byers, MD
Hannah K. Carter, PhD
Sidi Chen, PhD
Selina Chen-Kiang, PhD
Sarah-Jane Dawson, MBBS, PhD
Chuxia Deng, PhD
Hani Goodarzi, PhD
Malachi Griffith, PhD
Annie A. Huang, MD, PhD
Steven J. Isakoff, MD, PhD
Christopher Kemp, PhD
Chuan-Yuan Li, PhD
David Liebner, MD
Jun Luo, PhD
Leah E. Mechanic, PhD
Hidde L. Ploegh, PhD
Nilay Shah, MD

2020-2021 AACR-Bayer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Hope S. Rugo, MD

Erkut H. Borazanci, MD
Elias Campo, MD
Ryan C. Fields, MD
Lisa A. Kachnic, MD
John A. Katzenellenbogen, PhD
Balveen Kaur, PhD
Lily Lau Lai, MD
Sibylle Loibl, MD, PhD
Jason J. Luke, MD
Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD, PhD
Linda J.Z., Penn, PhD
Christine Anne Pratilas, MD
Trevor J. Pugh, PhD
Patrick Tan, MD, PhD
Toshiyasu Taniguchi, MD, PhD
Zev A. Wainberg, MD

2020-2021 AACR Breast Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD

Samuel Aparicio, BMBch, PhD
Banu Arun, MD
Kimlin T. Ashing, PhD
Lisa L. Baumbach-Reardon, PhD
Carmen R. Bergom, MD, PhD
Anuradha Chakravarthy, MD
Fergus J. Couch, PhD
Chad Creighton, PhD
Massimo Cristofanilli, MD
Douglas Easton, PhD
Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH
Patricia A. Ganz, MD
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD
Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, PhD
Nancy U. Lin, MD
Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, MD
Maryam B. Lustberg, MD
Cynthia X. Ma, MD, PhD
Jaime L. Matta, PhD
Sandra S. McAllister, PhD
Katherine L. Nathanson, MD
Steff Oesterreich, PhD
Nick Orr, PhD
Jeffrey M. Rosen, PhD
Violeta Serra, PhD
Daniel P. Silver, MD, PhD
George W. Sledge, Jr., MD
Joseph A. Sparano, MD
Saraswati Sukumar, PhD
Rulla M. Tamimi, ScD
Melinda L. Telli, MD
Tiffany A. Traina, MD
Joanne B. Weidhaas, MD, PhD, MSM
Xiaoting Zhang, PhD
Qun Zhou, MD, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Cancer Disparities Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Scarlett L. Gomez, PhD, MPH

Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, MPH, PhD
Patricia Chalela, MPH, DrPH
Michael G. Goggins, MD
Theresa A Hastert, PhD
T. Peter Kingham, MD
Norman H. Lee, PhD
Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD
Julie R. Palmer, ScD, MPH
Rena J. Pasick, DrPH
Sandi L. Pruitt, PhD
Melissa A. Simon, MD
Beti Thompson, PhD
Melissa Troester, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Rajesh Chopra, PhD

Anna Bagnato, PhD
Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD
Cathrin Brisken, MD, PhD
Kyle C. Cuneo, MD
John Doench, PhD
Daniel Durocher, PhD
Robert A. Gatenby, MD
Jan Karlseder, PhD
Alison P. Klein, PhD, MHS
Evan W. Newell, PhD
Trevor M. Penning, PhD
Daniel Pryma, MD
Avraham Raz, PhD
Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD
Nima Sharifi, MD
Liuqing Yang, PhD
Stephen Yip, MD, PhD
Jinghui Zhang, PhD


2020-2021 AACR Hematologic Malignancies Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Bradly G. Wouters, PhD

Rajesh Chopra, PhD
John P. Chute, MD
Gay M. Crooks, MBBS
Matthew S. Davids, MD, MMSc
Elaine S. Jaffe, MD
Larry W. Kwak, MD, PhD
Ravindra Majeti, MD, PhD
Lindsay M. Morton, PhD
Laura Pasqualucci, MD
Stephen J. Schuster, MD
Amit K. Verma, MD

2020-2021 AACR Immuno-oncology Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Weiping Zou, MD, PhD

Samuel E. Adunyah, PhD
Djordje Atanackovic, MD
Naomi S. Balzer-Haas, MD
Julie E. Bauman, MD, MPH
Ivan M. Borrello, MD
Renier J. Brentjens, MD
Carlos A. Casiano, PhD
Esteban Celis, MD, PhD
Christopher H. Contag, PhD
Daniel D. de Carvalho, PhD
Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD
Lawrence H. Fong, MD
Terry J. Fry, MD
Edward B. Garon, MD
Wendy S. Garrett, MD
Helen E Heslop, MD
Zhiwei Hu, MD, PhD
Alex Yee-Chen Huang, MD, PhD
Peter P. Lee, MD
Sherene Loi, MD
Jason J. Luke, MD
Pamela Munster, MD
Aung Naing, MD
Smita Kesavan Nair, PhD
Pierluigi Porcu, MD
Jeffrey C. Rathmell, PhD
Elizabeth A. Repasky, PhD
Ann Richmond, PhD
Caroline Robert, MD, PhD
Cliona M Rooney, PhD
Stephen P. Schoenberger, PhD
Michele W.L. Teng, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Lung Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Trever Bivona, MD, PhD

Nathaniel R. Evans, MD
Carlos Gil M. Ferreira, MD, PhD
Edward B. Garon, MD
Bonnie S. Glisson, MD
Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
Jaseok Peter Koo, PhD
Corey J. Langer, MD
Patrick C. Ma, MD
Erminia Massarelli, MD, PhD
Tetsuya Mitsudomi, MD, PhD
Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD
Karen L. Reckamp, MD
Rafael Rosell, MD, PhD
Laura S. Rozek, PhD
Nichole Tripician Tanner MD, MSCR
Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD

2020-2021 AACR-The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Science of the Patient Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Ashani Weeraratna, PhD

Greg M. Delgoffe, PhD
Mikala Egeblad, PhD
Denis C. Guttridge, PhD
Sergei I. Grivennikov, PhD
Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD
Amanda W. Lund, PhD
Lydia Lynch, PhD
Claire Magnon, PharmD, PhD
Carlo C. Maley, PhD
Ingo K. Mellinghoff, MD
Jeffrey C. Rathmell, PhD
Joshua B. Rubin, MD, PhD
Julien Sage, PhD
Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Manon van Engeland, PhD
Andrea Ventura, MD, PhD
Danny R. Welch, PhD
Clayton C. Yates, PhD
Jing Yang, PhD

2020-2021 AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants Committee 

Chair
H. Robert Horvitz, PhD, FAACR

Joan S. Brugge, PhD, FAACR
John D. Carpten, PhD
Ronald M. Evans, PhD, FAACR
William C. Hahn, MD, PhD
Helen E Heslop, MD
Tannishtha Reya, PhD
David P. Ryan, MD
Kevan Shokat, PhD
Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, PhD

2020-2021 AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Erik P. Sulman, MD, PhD

Erica Bell, PhD
Joseph F. Costello, PhD
Carsten Hagemann, PhD
Monika E. Hegi, PhD
Emil Lou, MD, PhD
Rimas V. Lukas, MD
Sandeep Mittal, MD
Yazmin Odia, MD
Lynne P. Taylor, MD
David D. Tran, MD, PhD
Eric T. Wong, MD

2020-2021 AACR Ocular Melanoma Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Richard D. Carvajal, MD

Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA
Peter G. Hovland, MD, PhD
Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH
Sapna P. Patel, MD
Marc-Henri Stern, MD, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Pediatric Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Richard G. Gorlick, MD

Claudia A. Benavente, PhD
Klaus-Michael Debatin, MD
Olivier Delattre, MD, PhD
Noah C. Federman, MD
Lia Gore, MD
Cynthia E. Hawkins, MD, PhD
Pooja Hingorani, MD
Selene C. Koo, MD, PhD
Patrick J. Leavey, MD
Paul A. Northcott, PhD
David Solomon, MD, PhD
Jeffrey A. Toretsky, MD
Brian Andrew Van Tine, MD, PhD
Lisa L. Wang, MD
Nicholas D. Yeager, MD

2020-2021 AACR Renal Cell Carcinoma Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Antonio T. Fojo, MD, PhD

Andrew J. Armstrong, MD
Michael B. Atkins, MD
A. Ari Hakimi, MD
Elizabeth P. Henske, MD
James J. Hsieh, MD, PhD
Payal Kapur, MD
William Y. Kim, MD
Rana R. McKay, MD
Brian I. Rini, MD
Sabina Signoretti, MD
Javier F. Torres-Roca, MD
Ulka N. Vaishampayan, MD
Lily Wu, MD, PhD