Scientific Advisory Board Members

Current members of the Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Philip Hieter 1994- Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, Departments of Medical Genetics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Genetics and molecular biology of yeast chromosome transmission; longest-serving member of the SGD SAB. Dr. Philip Hieter
Dr. Charlie Boone 2003- Professor, Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, and Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Yeast functional genomics pioneer and beer connoisseur. Dr. Charlie Boone
Dr. David Botstein 2003- Chief Scientific Officer, Calico. The Founding Father of SGD. David Botstein
Dr. Fred Dietrich 2003- Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Authority on S. cerevisiae genomic sequencing.
Mr. Francis Ouellette 2003- Associate Director, Senior Scientist, Informatics and Bio-computing, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Longstanding expert on bioinformatics and disseminating information to the research community.
Dr. Anders Blomberg 2007-

Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Lundberg Laboratory, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Developing high-resolution yeast phenomic profiling methods.

Dr. Audrey P. Gasch 2007- Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin. Expert on the yeast environmental stress response.
Dr. Amy Gladfelter 2007- Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Investigating the spatial and temporal organization of cells, using S. cerevisiae, Ashbya, and human cells. Amy Gladfelter
Dr. Hiten Madhani 2007- Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, California. Using both small-scale and large-scale approaches to study yeast chromatin biology and signal transduction.
Dr. Mike Law 2013- Instructor, Department of Molecular Biology, Rowan University, Stratford, New Jersey. Investigating transcriptional regulation of cell fate decisions in yeast.
Dr. Darren Platt 2013- Principal Scientist, Amyris Biotechnologies. Using yeast and other microbes for synthetic biology to develop renewable hydrocarbon sources.
Dr. Lars Steinmetz 2013- Professor of Genetics, Stanford University and Joint Head of Genome Biology and Senior Scientist, EMBL Heidelberg. Developing functional genomics approaches to study multiple processes, with a current emphasis on yeast transcriptomics and meiotic recombination.
Dr. Elizabeth Worthey 2013- Assistant Professor, Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical and translational use of genomic data including diagnostic whole genome or exome sequencing, and actionable pharmacogenomics.


Previous members of the Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Bernard Dujon 1994-2005 Professor, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France and the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Dr. Richard Durbin 1994-2001 Head of Informatics, Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
Dr. Mark Johnston 1994-2001 Professor, Department of Genetics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Dr. David Lipman 1994-1999 Director, NCBI, NLM, NIH, Building 38A, Room 8N807, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Bob Mortimer 1994-1997 Professor Emeritus, Division of Genetics, University of California, Berkeley, California
Dr. Maynard Olson 1994-1997 Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Dr. John Morris 1994-1997 Genentech, South San Francisco, California
Dr. Lee Hartwell 1997 Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, Washington
Dr. Thomas Fox 1999-2005 Professor, Department of Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Dr. Dan Gottschling 1999-2003 Principal Investigator, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Dr. Donna Maglott 2000-2001 Staff Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Library of Medicine, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Pamela Meluh 1999-2005 Research Associate/Faculty, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Bobby Joe Breitkreutz 2002 Software Engineer, The Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Dr. David Brow 2002 Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Dr. Elizabeth Craig 2002 Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Dr. Mike Culbertson 2002 Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Dr. Catherine Fox 2002-2005 Associate Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Dr. Warren Heideman 2002 Professor, Associate Dean of Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Dr. Manolis Kellis
(formerly Kamvysselis)
2002 Assistant Professor of Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dr. Danny Lew 2002 Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, and Genetics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Dr. Nava Segev 2002 Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. David Sherman 2004 Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, CNRS, Talence cedex, France
Dr. Manny Ares 2003-2005 Professor, Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California
Dr. Roger Brent 2004-2005 Director, The Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley, California
Dr. Jonathan Eisen 2003-2005 Investigator, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Rockville, Maryland
Dr. Peter Philippsen 2003-2005 Professor, Division of Molecular Microbiology and Chair of Applied Microbiology, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Seung Yon (Sue) Rhee 2003-2005 Staff Scientist, The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR), Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California
Dr. Mark Yandell 2003-2005 Assistant Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Judy A. Blake 2003-2009 Associate Staff Scientist, Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) and the Mouse Genome Database (MGD), The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
Dr. David Amberg 2012 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York