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SCN is overseen by a Board of Directors, with scientific advice provided by the Research Management Committee, International Scientific Advisory Board and International Medical Advisory Board.

Board of Directors

ANDREW MCKEE, CHAIR

Co-Founder, 5514KM Canada Wide – Children’s Gear

Biography

MICHAEL RUDNICKI, O.C.

CEO & Scientific Director, Stem Cell Network; Senior Scientist & Director, Regenerative Medicine Program and Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Biography

SHARON COLLE

President & CEO, The Foundation Fighting Blindness

Biography

ALLEN EAVES

President & CEO, STEMCELL Technologies

Biography

JULIE FRADETTE

Professor, Université Laval, Researcher, Centre de recherche en organogénèse expérimentale (LOEX), at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval

Biography

DECLAN HAMILL

Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance, Innovative Medicines Canada

Biography

DEBRA LYNKOWSKI

Chief Operating Officer, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Biography

STEPHANIE MICHAUD

President & CEO, BioCanRx

Biography

TAMER MOHAMED

President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems Ltd.

Biography

JANET ROSSANT, C.C.

President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation; Chief of Research Emeritus, Hospital for Sick Children

Biography

FABIO ROSSI

Co-Director, Biomedical Research Centre; Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia

Biography

ROBERT YOUNG

Professor, Merck Frosst–B.C. Discovery Chair in Pharmaceutical Genomics, Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery, Simon Fraser University

Biography

 

Peer review committees

Research Management Committee

MICHAEL RUDNICKI, CHAIR

CEO & Scientific Director, Stem Cell Network; Senior Scientist & Director, Regenerative Medicine Program and Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Biography

TIMOTHY CAULFIELD

Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health and Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta
Biography

DAVID GLASS

Executive Director, Muscle Diseases and Aging Initiative, Novartis Institutes; Senior Lecturer, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Biography

JOHN A. HASSELL

Professor, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Department, McMaster University
Biography

KEITH HUMPHRIES

Director, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency; Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Biography

JUDY ILLES

Professor, Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics; Director, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia
Biography

ROSARIO ISASI

Research Assistant Professor, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Biography

TIMOTHY KIEFFER

Professor, Cellular and Physiological Sciences and Surgery, University of British Columbia
Biography

JENNIFER MOLSON, PATIENT ADVOCATE

Research Assistant, Ages Cancer Assessment Clinic, The Ottawa Hospital
Biography

MICHAEL PARR

President & Chief Scientific Officer, Sitka Biopharma
Biography

DENIS-CLAUDE ROY

Director, Cellular Therapy Laboratory and Scientific Director, Centre de recherche Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont; Professor, Université de Montréal
Biography

CHERYLE SÉGUIN

Director, Research, Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
Biography

RUTH SLACK

Professor, Faculty of Medicine and University Research Chair, University of Ottawa
Biography

EVA SZABO

Assistant Professor, Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University
Biography

BERNARD THÉBAUD

Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and CHEO Research Institute; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Biography

TERRY THOMAS

Chief Scientific Officer, STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
Biography

MICHAEL UNDERHILL

Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia
Biography

International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB)

IRWIN BERNSTEIN, CHAIR

Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine; Head, Pediatric Oncology Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Professor, American Cancer Society

PETR BARANOV

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

ANDREW BRACK

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Research, University of California–San Francisco

ROD DUNBAR

Professor, University of Auckland’s School of Biological Sciences; Director, Maurice Wilkins Centre

ANDRÉS GARCIA

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

JOSHUA HARE

Professor, University of Miami

LORENZ STUDER

Director, Stem Cell Biology Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

LORI SUSSEL

Professor, University of Colorado

STEPHEN TAPSCOTT

Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

BART WILLIAMS

Director, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology; Professor, Program in Skeletal Disease and Tumor Microenvironment, Van Andel Research Institute, Michigan

International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB)

JACQUES GALIPEAU, CHAIR

Assistant Dean, Therapeutics Discovery and Development and Don and Marilyn Anderson Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine and UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin

MASSIMO DOMINICI

Associate Professor Medical Oncology, Head of Laboratory of Cellular Therapy and Director, Residency School in Medical Oncology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Children and Adults, University Hospital of Modena and Reggio Emilia

KATARINA LE BLANC

Professor, Clinical Stem Cell Research and Senior Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Hematology Center, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge

JOHN RASKO

Director, Department of Cell and Molecular Therapies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Head, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program, Centenary Institute, University of Sydney

DONALD G. STEIN

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Director, Brain Research Lab, Emory University School of Medicine

DANIEL WEISS

Professor, Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont

International Policy Review Board

BARBARA VON TIGERSTROM, CHAIR

Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

DEBRA MATTHEWS

Assistant Director for Science, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

ERIC M. MESLIN

President & CEO, Council of Canadian Academies

MEGAN MUNSIE

Assistant Professor, University of Melbourne and Monash University