External Advisory Board
Dr. Altman is a Professor of bioengineering, genetics, & medicine (and of computer science by courtesy) and chairman of the Bioengineering Department at Stanford University. His primary research interests are in the application of computing technology to basic molecular biological problems of relevance to medicine. He is currently developing techniques for collaborative scientific computation over the Internet, including novel user interfaces to biological data, particularly for pharmacogenomics.
Dr. Janet Rowley, MD, was the Blum Riese Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. She was internationally renowned for her work in the discovery of molecular genetic alterations found in human malignancies, Rowley studied chromosome abnormalities in leukemia and lymphoma to provide critical scientific insights that have led to cures for previously untreatable cancers. Her discoveries resulted in more accurate diagnostic techniques and the development of effective treatment protocols targeted to particular patient subgroups. Among her numerous honors, Rowley was awarded the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the 1998 Albert Lasker Clinical Research Award, the 1998 National Medal of Science, the 1989 Charles S. Mott Prize from General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, and the AACR’s G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award in 1989 and the Dorothy P. Landon-AACR Prize for Translational Cancer Research in 2005. She was a member of numerous honorary societies including the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Schadt joined Rosetta as Informatics Analysis Research Leader in November 1999. He founded Rosetta’s Research Genetics department, whose primary mission is elucidating common human diseases using novel integrative genomics approaches based on genetic and molecular profiling data, and has helped define a new field in statistical genetics – the genetics of gene expression. Prior to joining Rosetta, Dr. Schadt was a Senior Research Scientist at Roche Bioscience.
Dr. Wold is the Bren Professor of molecular biology and Drector of the Beckman Institute at Caltech. She began working on genome structure and gene regulation during embryo development for her Ph.D. thesis at Caltech, and developed ways to assay cis-regulatory element function during postdoctoral work at Columbia. She established joined the biology faculty at Caltech in 1981 where she and her colleagues have focused on learning the architecture and logic of gene networks that drive cell state transitions.
Dr. Young received his PhD from Yale University in 1975, and became a Whitehead Member in 1984. Scientific American recognized him as one of the top 50 leaders in science, technology and business in 2006 and his awards include a Burroughs Wellcome Scholarship, the Chiron Corporation Biotechnology Research Award, and Yale’s Wilbur Cross Medal. Young has served as an advisor to Science magazine, the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization.