This committee of 22 members is charged with reviewing the seed grants and naming the awardees. The faculty in this committee are from 17 different departments. Harvey Cohen is the Chair of the Seed Grant Review Committee.
Dr. Heilshorn's interests include biomaterials in regenerative medicine, engineered proteins with novel assembly properties, microfluidics and photolithography of proteins, and synthesis of materials to influence stem cell differentiation.
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. Ellen Kuhl's area of professional expertise is living matter physics, the creation of theoretical and computational models to predict the acute and chronic response of living structures to environmental changes during development and disease progression.
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. Knutson's primary interest is in the neural basis of emotion: he believes that a certain class of neurotransmitters (the biogenic amines) can powerfully modulate emotional experience at specific brain locations.