External Advisory Board

The Wertheim UF Scripps institute External Advisory Board

Dedication to Research Excellence

The External Advisory Board members’ knowledge and expertise helps advance the institute’s mission and commitment to the highest quality research.

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The mission of The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology is to advance human health through biomedical research, drug discovery and clinical studies, while providing outstanding educational opportunities to inspire and train the next generation of scientists.


External Advisory Board Members

Proteomics and chemical biology

Ben Cravatt, Ph.D.

Gilula Chair of Chemical Biology and Professor, Department of Chemistry; Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, Scripps Research, La Jolla, California. Member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Immunobiology, translational science

Jack Elias, M.D., Ph.D.

Founder of the Brown Institute for Translational Science and the Brown Biomedical Innovations to Impact Fund at Brown University; Warren Alpert Foundation Professor of Translational Science; Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Professor of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Member of the National Academy of Medicine.

drug discovery and development, pharmacokinetics

Steve Hitchcock, Ph.D.

Venture Partner, 5AM Ventures

messenger rna biology and decay

Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.

Founding Director of the Center for RNA Biology and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

molecular biology of neuroscience

Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D.

Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University.

cancer proteomics

Henry Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Founding Director of the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research at the National Cancer Institute, of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

biology of metabolic disease

Bruce Spiegelman, Ph.D.

Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Member, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

virology and infectious disease

Mario Stevenson, Ph.D.

Director of the Institute of AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Director of the Global Virus Network, Co-Director of the Miami Center for AIDS Research, Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Miami.

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