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Roster of the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees.

Current Number of Vacancies: 2
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

    Linda A. Detwiler, D.V.M.
    Expertise: Veterinarian/ Dairy Science
    Term: 11/11/2011-01/31/2015

    Clinical Professor
    Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Mississippi State University
    225 Highway 35
    Red Bank, New Jersey 07701


    Bryan Emery, LCDR, R.N.

    Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
    1401 Rockville Pike (HFM-71)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Rockville, Maryland 20852-1448
    TEL: (301) 827-1277
    FAX: (301) 827-0294
    E-mail: Bryan.Emery@fda.hhs.gov


  • Ermias D. Belay, M.D.
    Expertise: Medical Epidemiology
    Term: 08/09/12 – 01/31/2016

    Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science
    Division of High – Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
    Division of Viral & Ricketsial Diseases
    1600 Clifton Road
    Mailstop A-30
    Atlanta, Georgia 30333


  • Patrick J. Bosque, M.D.
    Expertise: Neurology
    Term: 10/25/2011-01/31/2015

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
    Department of Medicine
    Denver Health and Hospital
    777 Bannock Street, M/C 4000
    Denver, Colorado 80204-4507


  • Byron Caughey, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Prion Biochemistry
    Term: 06/04/2013-01/31/2016

    Senior Investigator
    Chief, TSE/prion Biochemistry Section
    Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases
    NIH/NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories
    903 S 4th St.
    Hamilton, MT 59840 USA  


  • Dean E. Goeldner, D.V.M.
    Expertise: Veterinary Medicine/BSE
    Term: 08/09/12 – 01/31/2016

    Senior Staff Veterinarian
    USDA/APHIS Veterinary Services
    4700 River Road, Unit 43
    Riverdale, MD 20737


  • David M. Huskie, R. N.
    Expertise: Consumer Advocate
    Term: 08/09/2012-01/31/2016

    Orthopedic Nurse
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    113 Holland Avenue
    Albany, New York 12138-0235


  • Richard J. Kascsak, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Prion Tissues/ Mab
    Term: 07/03/2013-01/31/2017

    Head, IBR Monoclonal Amtibody Facility
    NY State Institute for Basic Research
    1050 Forest Hill Road
    Staten island, NY 10314


  • Florence Kranitz*
    Expertise: Consumer Representative
    Term: 05/11/2012-01/31/2016

    The CJD Foundation
    3632 W. Market Street, Suite 105 N
    Akron, Ohio 44333


  • Sivan Leviyang, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Modeling
    Term: 08/25/2013-01/31/2017

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics
    Georgetown University
    St. Mary's Building
    Washington DC 20057


  • Joseph E. Parisi, M.D.
    Expertise: Neuropathology
    Term: 10/25/2011-01/31/2015

    Director, Fellowship Training Program, Neuropathology
    Division of Anatomic Pathology
    Department Of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Mayo Clinic
    200 First Street, SW
    Rochester, Minnesota 55905


  • Christina Sigurdson, DVM, PhD
    Expertise: Veterinary Medicine/ prions
    Term: 08/25/2013-01/31/2017

    Associate Professor
    Department of Pathology
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, UC303, Rm 101
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0612


  • Philip H. Schwartz, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Neuroscience
    Term: 09/29/2011-01/31/2015

    Director, National Human neural Stem Cell Resource
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County Research Institute
    455 South Main Street
    Orange, California 92868-3874


  • Nga Tran, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., C.I.H.
    Expertise: Risks Analysis/ Biostatistics
    Term: 08/25/2013-01/31/2017

    Principal Scientist
    Exponent®, Inc
    1150 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20036


    Douglas C. Lee, Ph.D. **
    Expertise: Industry Representative
    Term: 04/15/2009 – 01/31/2017

    Vice President
    Pathogen Safety and Research
    Grifolds, Inc.
    1200 New Hope Road
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27502

* Consumer Representative
** Industry Representative


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