External Advisory Committee

We are fortunate that four eminent biomedical researchers, all of them leaders in cell biology, are serving on our External Advisory Committee (EAC). The members of our EAC typically meet each year in April for a site visit at the University of Nevada, Reno. These highly accomplished scientists are:

Ming Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology & Pharmacology, Brain Research Institute, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine


Alexander Sorkin, Ph.D.

Richard B. Mellon Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


John Tamkun, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC Santa Cruz


Kai Zinn, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology at Caltech