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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.

2019-2020 AACR-AstraZeneca Stimulating Therapeutic Advances through Research Training (START) Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Karen E. Knudsen, PhD

Dyeison Antonow, PhD
Jill Bargonetti, PhD
J. Carl Barrett, PhD
Anindya Dutta, MD
Stephen E. Fawell, PhD
Abby M. Green, MD
Susan P. Lees-Miller, PhD
Mark J. O’Connor, PhD
Lee Zou, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Basic Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Douglas Yee, MD

Fabrice André MD, PhD
Kivanç Birsoy, 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
Nicholas C. Denko, MD, PhD
Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD
Ajay Goel, PhD
Hani Goodarzi, PhD
Michael J. Gough, PhD
Malachi Griffith, PhD
Annie A. Huang, MD, PhD
William B. Isaacs, PhD
Steven J. Isakoff, MD, PhD
Christopher Kemp, PhD
Chuan-Yuan Li, PhD
David Liebner, MD
Jun Luo, PhD
Steven B. McMahon, PhD
Leah E. Mechanic, PhD
Shyam Nyati, PhD
Hidde L. Ploegh, PhD
Jorge S. Reis-Filho, MD, PhD
Nilay Shah, MD
Michael T. Spiotto, MD, PhD
Mariana Carla Stern, PhD
Itay Tirosh, PhD
Jean Y. J. Wang, PhD

2019-2020 AACR-Bayer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD

David A. Cheresh, PhD
Emmanuelle Di Tomaso, PhD
Ryan C. Fields, MD
Scott Z. Fields, MD
Virginia G. Kaklamani, MD
John A. Katzenellenbogen, PhD
Balveen Kaur, PhD
Eleni Lagkadinou, MD, PhD
Daniel Laheru, MD
Lily Lau Lai, MD
Linda J.Z., Penn, PhD
Vinay Puduvalli, MD
Trevor J. Pugh, PhD
Harry Raftopoulos, MD
W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
Patrick Tan, MD, PhD
Toshiyasu Taniguchi, MD, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Breast Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Virginia G. Kaklamani, MD

Banu Arun, MD
Kimlin T. Ashing, PhD
Lisa L. Baumbach-Reardon, PhD
Carmen R. Bergom, MD, PhD
Anuradha Chakravarthy, MD
Chad Creighton, PhD
Massimo Cristofanilli, MD
Laura Fejerman, PhD
Kevin L. Gardner, MD, PhD
Lori J. Goldstein, MD
Roger A. Greenberg, MD, PhD
Brandy Heckman-Stoddard, PhD, MPH
Mien-Chie Hung, PhD
Celina G. Kleer, MD
Geoffrey J. Lindeman, MBBS, PhD
Maryam B. Lustberg, MD
Cynthia X. Ma, MD, PhD
Steff Oesterreich, PhD
Jeffrey M. Rosen, PhD
Violeta Serra, PhD
Daniel P. Silver, MD, PhD
George W. Sledge, Jr., MD
Vered Stearns, MD
Saraswati Sukumar, PhD
Rulla M. Tamimi, ScD
Melinda L. Telli, MD
Tiffany A. Traina, MD
Stephen T. Wong, PhD
Dihua Yu, PhD
Xiaoting Zhang, PhD
Qun Zhou, MD, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Cancer Disparities Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Mariana Carla Stern, PhD

Daniel J. George, MD
Michael G. Goggins, MD
Scarlett L. Gomez, PhD, MPH
T. Peter Kingham, MD
Norman H. Lee, PhD
Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, PhD
Edith P. Mitchell, MD
Camille C.R. Ragin, PhD, MPH
Joseph D. Rosenblatt, MD
Ann G. Schwartz, PhD
Melissa A. Simon, MD
Rachel M. Syme, PhD, MSc
Beti Thompson, PhD
Jun J. Yang, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Andrew T. Chan, MD

Foluso O. Ademuyiwa, MD
Michael A. Carducci, MD
Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD
Susan L. Cohn, MD
Giulio F. Draetta, MD, PhD
Rita Nanda, MD
Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD
Dörthe Schaue, PhD
Daniel Stover, MD
Jeffrey W. Tyner, PhD
Wei Xu, PhD

2019-2020 AACR-CRUK Transatlantic Postdoctoral Fellowships Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Margaret C. Frame, PhD

Sara J. Buhrlage, PhD
J. Ross Chapman, PhD
Clare Davies, PhD
Rob W. De Bruin, PhD
Yali Dou, PhD
Malachi Griffith, PhD
Paul H. Huang, PhD
Ryan D. Roberts, MD PhD
Victoria Sanz-Moreno, PhD
Kala Visvanathan, MD
Timothy H. Witney, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Edison T. Liu, MD

Anna Bagnato, PhD
Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD
Cathrin Brisken, MD, PhD
Michael A. Carducci, MD
Kyle C. Cuneo, MD
John Doench, PhD
Robert A. Gatenby, MD
Alison P. Klein, PhD, MHS
David N. Louis, MD
Trevor M. Penning, PhD
Kenneth J. Pienta, MD
Avraham Raz, PhD
Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD
Nima Sharifi, MD
Sheila K. Singh, MD, PhD
Clayton C. Yates, PhD
Jinghui Zhang, PhD


2019-2020 AACR Hematologic Malignancies Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Ruben A. Mesa, MD

P. Leif Bergsagel, MD
James R. Cerhan, MD, PhD
Rajesh Chopra, PhD
Carol A. Huff, MD
Larry W. Kwak, MD, PhD
Anthony G. Letai, MD, PhD
Lindsay M. Morton, PhD
Bertrand Nadel, PhD
Robert Z. Orlowski, MD, PhD
Miguel-Angel Perales, MD
Feyruz V. Rassool PhD
Stephen J. Schuster, MD

2019-2020 AACR-Immuno-oncology Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Alexander Rudensky, PhD

Naomi S. Balzer-Haas, MD
Yinon Ben-Neriah, MD, PhD
Ivan M. Borrello, MD
Malcolm K. Brenner, MD, PhD
Renier J. Brentjens, MD
Donald J. Buchsbaum, PhD
Christopher H. Contag, PhD
Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD
Andrea Facciabene, PhD
Edward B. Garon, MD
Tim F. Greten, MD
Helen E Heslop, MD
Zhiwei Hu, MD, PhD
Alex Yee-Chen Huang, MD, PhD
Darrell J. Irvine, PhD
Peter P. Lee, MD
James W. Lillard, PhD, MBA
Gerald P. Linette, MD
Sherene Loi, MD
Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD
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
Stephen P. Schoenberger, PhD
Michele W.L. Teng, PhD
Cornelia Liu Trimble, MD
Weiping Zou, MD, PhD

2019-2020 AACR-Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Innovation Science Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
David P. Carbone, MD, PhD

Trever Bivona, MD
Adam P. Dicker, MD
Kristin M. Dittmar, MD
Amy K Ferketich, PhD
Curtis C. Harris, MD
Stephen S. Hecht, PhD
J. Jack Lee, PhD
Pierre P. Massion, MD
Eva Szabo, MD
Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH
Robert A. Winn, MD

2019-2020 AACR Lung Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Roman Perez-Soler, MD

Apar K. Ganti, MD
Bonnie S. Glisson, MD
Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
Hatim Husain, MD
Karen L. Kelly, MD
Corey J. Langer, MD
Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Patrick C. Ma, MD
Erminia Massarelli, MD, PhD
Tetsuya Mitsudomi, MD, PhD
Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, MD, PhD
Karen L. Reckamp, MD
David Sidransky, MD
Victoria M. Villaflor, MD
Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Dung Thi Le, MD

Emily K. Bergsland, MD
Lisa Bodei, MD, PhD
Matthew H. Kulke, MD
J. Wallis Marsh, MD, MBA
Eric K. Nakakura, MD, PhD
Renata Pasqualini, PhD
Anil K. Rustgi, MD
Ashok K. Saluja, PhD
Carmen C. Solórzano, MD
Christina Thirlwell, MBBS, PhD
Rona D. Yaeger, MD

2019-2020 AACR-Novocure Tumor Treating Fields Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD

Erica Bell, PhD
Joseph F. Costello, PhD
Denise M. Damek, MD
Anders Rosendal Korshøj, MD, PhD
Emil Lou, MD, PhD
Rimas V. Lukas, MD
Yazmin Odia, MD
Patrick Roth, MD
Erik P. Sulman, MD, PhD
Eric T. Wong, MD
Jay-Jiguang Zhu, MD, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Ocular Melanoma Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD

Jasmine H. Francis, MD
Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA
J. William Harbour, MD
Ludwig M. Heindl, MD, PhD
Peter G. Hovland, MD, PhD
Alison Skalet, MD, PhD
Marc-Henri Stern, MD, PhD

2019-2020 AACR Pediatric Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Poul H. B. Sorensen, MD

Klaus-Michael Debatin, MD
Olivier Delattre, MD, PhD
Lia Gore, MD
Pooja Hingorani, MD
Selene C. Koo, MD, PhD
Paul A. Northcott, PhD
David Solomon, MD, PhD
Brian Andrew Van Tine, MD, PhD
Lisa L. Wang, MD
Nicholas D. Yeager, MD

2019-2020 AACR-PLGAF Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Chair
Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD

James M. Gallo, PhD
David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD
Diana S. Osorio, MD
Katherine E. Warren, MD