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Photo (above right): From the lab of 2004 Pew Scholar Nicole King. Choanoflagellates are aquatic microbes distinguished by a flagellum (green) used for swimming and feeding, surrounded by a collar of tentacles (red) against which bacterial prey are trapped. The nucleus of this one-celled organism is highlighted in blue. (Monika Abedin).
Current Members of the National Advisory Committee: Chair:Mello, Craig C., Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteBlais Professor, Program in Molecular MedicineUniversity of MassachusettsMembers:Bassler, Bonnie L., Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteSquibb Professor and Director of Graduate StudiesPrinceton UniversityBjorkman, Pamela, Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteMax Delbrück Professor of BiologyCalifornia Institute of TechnologyBlau, Helen M., Ph.D.Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter ProfessorDirector, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell BiologyStanford University School of MedicineBrodsky, Frances M., D.Phil.Professor, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical ChemistryProfessor, Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoDesplan, Claude, Ph.D.Silver Professor, Department of BiologyNew York UniversityEisen, Michael B., Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteAssociate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell BiologyUniversity of California, BerkeleyGalán, Jorge, Ph.D.Professor and Chairman, Section of Microbial PathogenesisYale University School of MedicineGilbert, Charles D., M.D., Ph.D.Arthur and Janet Ross Professor, Laboratory of NeurobiologyThe Rockefeller UniversityHannon, Gregory J., Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteProfessorCold Spring Harbor LaboratoryKuriyan, John, Ph.D.Investigator, Howards Hughes Medical InstituteChancellor's Professor, Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and ChemistryUniversity of California, BerkeleyLehmann, Ruth, Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteDirector, Skirball InstituteLaura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell BiologyNew York University School of MedicineMathis, Diane, Ph.D.Professor, Department of PathologyHarvard Medical SchoolMedzhitov, Ruslan, Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteDavid W. Wallace Professor, Department of ImmunobiologyYale UniversityMeister, Markus, Ph.D.Professor, Division of BiologyCalifornia Institute of Technology
Shokat, Kevan, Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteProfessor and Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology University of California, San Francisco
Zhuang, Xiaowei, Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteProfessor, Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Professor, Department of PhysicsHarvard University
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