Boards

Updated: October 26, 2017

The CBC is supported by a number of academic leaders from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to Chicago area leadership, our board membership includes a group of interdisciplinary advisors outside of the CBC’s member institutions. The CBC boards meet regularly to discuss CBC initiatives, grants and strategies.


Executive Oversight Board (EOB)

Updated: October 26, 2017

The Executive Oversight Board (EOB) is a newly established body, resulting from the separation along functional lines of the responsibilities previously vested in the Phase 1 External Advisory Board. The EOB provides general oversight of the CBC, holding the Scientific Directors and CBC staff accountable for achieving the goals established for Phase 2. The members of the EOB also provide guidance and, where possible, assistance, on the major Phase 2 initiatives to expand linkages with the biomedical industry, fundraise, and raise the public profile of the CBC.

The EOB is composed of representatives from:

  • the Foundation (initially the Searle family and The Chicago Community Trust),
  • the universities (the three Provosts), and
  • the biomedical industry (the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and/or venture capital sectors).

 
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP:

Renee Michaels
VP Kinship Foundation

Daniel Diermeier, PhD
Provost University of Chicago

Jonathan Holloway, PhD
Provost Northwestern University

Susan Poser, JD, PhD
Provost University of Illinois, Chicago

Steven Davidsen, PhD
VP Oncology Discovery, AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals

Steven M. Paul, MD
CEO Voyager Therapeutics, Former Venture Partner Third Rock Ventures


Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Updated: October 26, 2017

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a newly established body, resulting from the separation along functional lines of the responsibilities previously vested in the Phase 1 External Advisory Board. Composed of distinguished biomedical scientists from outside of Chicago, the SAB will evaluate annually the scientific agenda and programs of the CBC to assure that the highest scientific standards and that the stature of the CBC as an intellectual leader in scientific circles are maintained.

Current membership pending


Catalyst Review Board (CRB)

Updated: October 26, 2017

CBC Catalyst awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and are evaluated by the Catalyst Review Board (CRB; in Phase 1 known as Scientific Review Board, or SRB) composed of equal numbers of scientists from consortium institutions who serve on a volunteer basis. The board advises the Scientific Directors and works closely with the Executive Director to define and implement the specifics of the Catalyst Award program.

 
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP:

Navdeep S. Chandel, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary and Cell and Molecular Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Daniel Dombeck, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Northwestern University

David Eddington, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Chicago

Nancy E. Freitag, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Glotzer, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
The University of Chicago

Robert Holmgren, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences
Northwestern University

Michael Jewett, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University

Larry Miller, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dan Nicolae, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Professor, Department of Human Genetics and Department of Statistics
The University of Chicago

John O’Bryan, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago

Stephanie Palmer, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Assistant Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Department of Physics
The University of Chicago

Michael Rust, PhD ▸ Lab Link
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology
The University of Chicago