Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) Advisors
Director’s Advancement Board
They may not be raising awareness and securing funds, but their assistance and guidance are invaluable. This Director’s Advancement Board helps guide PCCR in raising awareness and securing funds — an important aspect of any research-based institution. They assist our director, Timothy Ratliff, and the executive committee set goals and identify opportunities for public, governmental and private fundraising.
Current Director’s Advancement Board Members
|Ms. Beth Bangs||West Lafayette, IN|
|Mr. Donald Dunaway||Naples, FL|
|Mr. Todd Gilman||Manhattan Beach, CA|
|Ms. Donna Heckler||St. Louis, MO|
|Ms. Paula Klipsch||Carmel, IN|
|Ms. Joy Matson||Rossville, IN|
|Mr. Rick Miller||Plymouth, IN|
|Ms. Martha (Marti) Schmidt||Naperville, IL|
|Mr. Don Schoeff||Huntington, IN|
|Mr. Alan Karpick||West Lafayette, IN|
|Ms. Linda Rohrman||Lafayette, IN|
Drug Evaluation Committee
The overall goal of this committee is to help PCCR increase the number and quality of lead therapeutic molecules in development in the drug discovery pipeline at Purdue University, specifically those drugs with the potential to treat or prevent cancer.
Dr. John Landis
Dr. Gunda Georg
Dr. James S. MacDonald
Dr. Philip Hipskind
Dr. Homer Pearce
Dr. Ivan Horak
Dr. Catherine Strader
Dr. Arthur M. Krieg
Dr. Kalpana Merchant
Dr. Nicholas Meanwell
Dr. Franklyn G. Prendergast
External Advisory Committee
PCCR’s Advisory Committee is composed of outside authorities in cancer research. The expertise of these 11 scientists drives research initiatives in cancer drug discovery and evaluation, target validation, DNA damage-response mechanisms, toxicology, antitumor agent development, and engineering, among other areas. Their objective insights and guidance are integral to the continued progress of PCCR.
Robert Lewis, Ph.D.
Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
University of Nebraska Medical Center
H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., FACS
George Barth Geller Professor of Cancer Research
Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Pathology / Assistant Professor of Immunology
Duke University School of Medicine
Michael Ostrowski, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Medical University of South Carolina
Steven K. Clinton, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University (Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Mark Walter, Ph.D. (CHAIR)
Department of Microbiology / University of Alabama Birmingham
Peter Wipf, Ph.D.
Director of the Combinatorial Chemistry Center and
The Center for Chemical Methodologies and Library Development
University of Pittsburgh
Kit Lam, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology & Oncology
University of California Davis Cancer Center
Edison T. Liu, M.D.
President and CEO
The Jackson Laboratory
Tamara Minko, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmaceutics
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Dennis E. Discher
Robert D. Bent Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Anita L. Harrison, MPA
Member, Cancer Center Services Team