Van Andel Research Institute Board of Trustees

David Van Andel

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Van Andel Institute

Michelle Le Beau, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology; Director, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center; Director, Cancer Cytogenetics Laboratory, University of Chicago

Tom R. DeMeester, M.D.

Professor and Chairman, Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Max S. Wicha, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Oncology; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Founding Director University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

James B. Fahner, M.D.

Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Senior Administrative Physician for Philanthropy & Community Relations, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

External Scientific Advisory Board

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

Professor and Chair, Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis; Director, Science Part; Director, Center for Cancer Epigenetics, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Joseph Ecker, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory Director, Genomic Analysis Laboratory Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Salk International Council Chair in Genetics Salk Institute

Theresa Guise, M.D.

Professor, Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders Chief, Section of Bone and Mineral Disorders at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar Co-Director of the Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas​ Co-Leader, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis program of the IU Simon Cancer Center, NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tony Hunter, Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory; American Cancer Society Professor; Renato Dulbecco Chair; Director, Salk Institute Cancer Center

Anthony E. Lang, O.C., M.D., FRCPC, FAAN, FCAHS, FRSC

Director, Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease Toronto Western Hospital

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

Willard And Rhoda Ware Professor In Diabetes And Metabolic Diseases, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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

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

Max S. Wicha, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Oncology; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Founding Director University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center