Advisory Committee Roster

The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee was appointed in 2006 and subject to the National Academies’ normal procedures for public comments and committee composition and balance. Biographies of the committee members may be found in the National Academies Current Projects System.

R. Alta Charo (Co-Chair)
Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Richard O. Hynes (Co-Chair)
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eli Y. Adashi
Professor of Medical Science
Former Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences and Frank L. Day Professor of Biology
The Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University

Brigid L.M. Hogan
George Barth Geller Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology
Duke University Medical Center

Marcia Imbrescia
Owner, Peartree Design
Member, Board of Trustees, Arthritis Foundation

Terry Magnuson
Sarah Graham Kenan Professor and Chair
Department of Genetics
Director, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Linda B. Miller
Volunteer Trustees Foundation

Jonathan D. Moreno
David and Lyn Silfen University Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Pilar N. Ossorio
Associate Professor of Law and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

E. Albert Reece
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Joshua R. Sanes
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Paul J. Finnegan Family Director, Center for Brain Science
Harvard University

Harold T. Shapiro
President Emeritus and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Princeton University

John E. Wagner, Jr.
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Stem Cell Institute
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Note (12/18/06): There has been a change in committee membership with the resignation of Dr. Stuart Orkin.


The following staff members from the National Research Council’s Board on Life Sciences and the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Health Sciences Policy support the work of the committee:

  • Bruce M. Altevogt, Study Co-Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy
  • Frances E. Sharples, Director, Board on Life Sciences
  • Andrew M. Pope, Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy
  • Amanda P. Cline, Program Assistant, Board on Life Sciences