Charged with making recommendations regarding the scientific direction of Bio-X as well as reviewing fellowship applications, the 33 members of the committee come from 20 different departments. Carla Shatz is the Chair of the Scientific Leadership Council.
Dr. Cohen's research interests extend from hypothesis-driven studies in biochemistry and cell biology to discovery-driven interests in proteomics and systems biology to clinical treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia of children.
Dr. Yock is the founder and director of the Byers Center for Biodesign, a multidisciplinary training and support program for physicians and engineers with the ambition and talent to become health technology innovators.
Dr. Levitt uses both molecular dynamics simulation and molecular modeling in the hopes of understanding the molecular structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids in enough detail to make accurate predictions about structure and function.
Dr. Shenoy's group (Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory, NPSL) conducts neuroscience, neuroengineering, and translational research to better understand how the brain controls movement, and to design medical systems to assist people with movement disabilities.
A pioneer in the use of lasers to study chemical reactions at the molecular level, Dr. Zare pursues diverse theoretical and experimental interests in physical chemistry and nanoscale chemical analysis.
Dr. Longaker's extensive research experience includes the cellular and molecular biology of extracellular matrix with specific applications to the differences between fetal and post-natal wound healing, the biology of keloids and hypertrophic scars, the cellular and molecular events in craniofacial development and stem cell biology.
The Sidow lab's main inspiration is evolution, which is not only beautiful and surprising but also useful and relevant: specifically, they focus on the evolution of function, which they are currently exploring in cancer.