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Van Andel Research Institute Board of Trustees

David Van Andel

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Van Andel Institute

Michelle Le Beau, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Arthur and Marian Edelstein Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine
University of Chicago

Director Emerita, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Chicago

Max S. Wicha, M.D.

Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology
University of Michigan

Director
Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery

Founding Director Emeritus, Rogel Cancer Center
University of Michigan

James B. Fahner, M.D.

Endowed Division Chief Emeritus, Ethie Haworth Children’s Cancer Center
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Corewell Health

Executive Director of Philanthropy
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Corewell Health

External Scientific Advisory Board

Sharon Y.R. Dent, Ph.D. (VAI ESAB Chair)

Professor and Chair, Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Interim Dean, Department of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health

Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Co-Director, Department of Center for Cancer Epigenetics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ted Dawson, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

Director, Institute for Cell Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

Joseph Ecker, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute

Director, Genomic Analysis Laboratory
Salk Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Salk Institute

Salk International Council Chair in Genetics
Salk Institute

Theresa Guise, M.D.

Professor and Bone and Mineral Disorders Section Chief, Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Co-Director, Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Tony Hunter, Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute

American Cancer Society Professor
Salk Institute

Renato Dulbecco Chair
Salk Institute

Director, Salk Institute Cancer Center
Salk Institute

Mitchell Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.

Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
University of Pennsylvania

Director, Penn Diabetes Research Center
University of Pennsylvania

Director, Cox Institute for Medical Research
University of Pennsylvania

Chair, Center and Institute Directors Forum, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Founding Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Montine, M.D., Ph.D.

Stanford Medicine Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
Stanford University

Member, Bio-X
Stanford University

Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University

Founding Director, Pacific Udall Center
Stanford University

Max S. Wicha, M.D.

Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology
University of Michigan

Director, Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery
University of Michigan

Founding Director Emeritus, Rogel Cancer Center
University of Michigan