Council Roster

Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Executive Secretary
Anna L. Ramsey-Ewing, Ph.D.
Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Council Members*

(Terms end 9/30 of designated year, unless otherwise noted.)       

Ronald J. Bartek, M.A. (2020)
Co-Founder and Founding President
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
Arlington, Virginia

Daniel L. Hartman, M.D. (2019)
Director of Integrated Development
Global Health Discovery Program
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Theodore Holman, Ph.D. (2022)
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

Richard E. Kuntz, M.D., M.Sc. (2019)
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
Department of Neuromodulation
Medtronic, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Geoffrey Shiu Fei Ling, M.D., Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Andrew W. Lo, Ph.D. (2022)
Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Brad Margus, M.B.A. (2020)
Chief Executive Officer
Cerevance, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Gilbert “Lynn” Marks, M.D. (2020)
Senior Advisor
Tunnell Government Services
Cape May, New Jersey

Kalpana M. Merchant, Ph.D. (2020)
President and Chief Scientific Officer
TransThera Consulting Company
Portland, Oregon

Megan O’Boyle (2019)
Principal Investigator
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Data Network
Arlington, Virginia

Alan Palkowitz, Ph.D. (2019)
Senior Research Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Todd B. Sherer, Ph.D. (2020)
Chief Executive Officer
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
New York, New York

Ex Officio Members

Department of Health and Human Services
Alex M. Azar II, J.D.
Washington, D.C.

National Institutes of Health
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Bethesda, Maryland

Department of Defenses

Department of Veterans Affairs
Rachel Ramoni, D.M.D., Sc.D.
Chief Research and Development Officer
Office of Research and Development
Washington, D.C.


Members of the NCATS Advisory Council also serve on the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board.