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The CSR Advisory Council (CSRAC) was established in 2011 to provide advice to the Director of the Center for Scientific Review on matters related to planning, execution, conduct, support, review, evaluation, and receipt and referral of grant applications at CSR (CSRAC charter).


Council Members


Meeting minutes, presentations, and videos


Jinming Gao, Ph.D.

9/2018 to 12/2021
Professor of Oncology, Pharmacology, and Otolaryngology • Co-Leader, Cell Stress and Nanomedicine Program • Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center • UT Southwestern Medical Center

Alfred L. George, M.D.

1/2018 to 12/2020
Chair, Department of Pharmacology • Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics • Magerstadt Professor of Pharmacology • Professor of Pharmacology • Northwestern University

Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D.

10/2017 to 12/2020
Professor, Department of Psychiatry • Professor, Department of Neuroscience • Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences • Director, Center for Addictive Disorders • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Deanna Kroetz, Ph.D.

9/2018 to 12/2021
Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences • Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics Graduate Program • University of California, San Francisco

José A. López, M.D.

9/2018 to 12/2020
Professor of Medicine, Hematology University of Washington School of Medicine • Member of Bloodworks NW Research Institute • Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Pathology • University of Washington

Scott Miller, Ph.D.

10/2017 to 12/2020
Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

Tonya M. Palermo, Ph.D.

9/2018 to 12/2021
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine • Associate Director, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development • Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Mark Peifer, Ph.D.

3/2019 to 12/2022
Professor, Department of Biology • Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Julie Price, Ph.D.

10/2017 to 12/2020
Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital • Harvard Medical School

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D.

9/2019 to 12/2022
Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences • University of California, San Diego

Denise E. Wilfley, Ph.D.

10/2018 to 12/2021
Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychology • Department of Psychiatry • School of Medicine • Washington University in St. Louis

Ad-hoc, non-voting participants in the March 30, 2020 meeting

Michelle C. Janelsins, Ph.D.

Ad-Hoc for Mar 30, 2020
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery • School of Medicine and Dentistry • University of Rochester Medical Center

Vinay Aakalu, M.D. MPH

Ad-Hoc for Mar 30, 2020
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery Service • University of Illinois • College Of Medicine

Betty Sue Pace, M.D.

Ad-Hoc for Mar 30, 2020
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology • Augusta University

CSR Advisory Council Meeting Materials