The Marine Biological Laboratory benefits from the support, knowledge, and skills provided by the following key advisory groups.
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The President’s Scientific Advisory Council (P-SAC) is an external advisory group that advises the Marine Biological Laboratory’s senior management on matters pertaining to science at the MBL, both current and future, including the development and assessment of a research strategic plan, to establish the MBL as a world-leader in selected areas of science and education. P-SAC is a council of up to 10 members, appointed by the President and Director of the MBL and consisting of individuals known for scientific expertise and standing in their respective fields, combined with a thorough understanding of research management and strategy. Members of P-SAC provide advice on different research areas at the MBL, the MBL’s relationships to other institutions, and strategic integration across the MBL’s programs in both research and education.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Colleen Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Rita R. Colwell, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Nancy Knowlton, Ph.D.
Robert (Robb) Krumlauf, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Janelia Research Campus
Mary C. Mullins, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
David C. Page, M.D.
Dyann Wirth, Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health
The AAC provides insight and advice to the leadership in both Chicago and Woods Hole on academic and scientific matters that impact both the research and educational missions of the UChicago/MBL affiliation. Membership is drawn from faculty at both institutions.
Current membership (2016):
Neil Shubin, Dept of Organismal Biology & Anatomy, UChicago (chair)
Conrad Gilliam, Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Biological Sciences Division, UChicago
Jonathan Gitlin, Director, Division of Research, MBL
Melina Hale, Dept of Organismal Biology & Anatomy, UChicago
Susan Kidwell, Dept of Geophysical Sciences, UChicago
Rae Nishi, Director, Division of Education, MBL
Vicky Prince, Dept of Organismal Biology & Anatomy; Dean, Office of Graduate Affairs, UChicago
Matthew Tirrell, Director and Dean, Institute of Molecular Engineering, UChicago
The Science Council of the MBL Society is an advisory group consisting of not more than 15 scientists elected by Members of the MBL Society. The Science Council is one of the major advisory groups that provide their support, knowledge, and experience to the leadership of the MBL.
The Science Council is led by a Chair, who is elected by Science Council members in consultation with the MBL President/Director.
Members of the Science Council of the MBL Society (2016)
Zoe Cardon (2018)
Colleen Cavanaugh, ex officio
Bill Green (2017)
Roger Hanlon (2017)
Anne Hart (2017)
Len Kaczmarek (2017)
Tim Mitchison (2017), Chair
Lee Niswander (2017)
Ed Rastetter (2017)
Roger Sloboda (2017)
Mitch Sogin (2018)
Huntington F. Willard, ex officio