Advisory Committees

Roster of the Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational in vitro devices for use in clinical laboratory medicine including clinical and molecular genetics and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

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: 1

Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Ronald M. Przygodzki, M.D.

Expertise: Molecular Genetics
Term: 02/10/2014 – 05/31/2017
Acting Director, Biomedical Laboratory
Research & Development
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research & Development
810 Vermont Ave., NW (121E)
Washington, DC 20420

Designated Federal Officer (Acting)
Evella F. Washington

Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 66, Rm 1535
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Office: (301) 796-6683
Fax:  (301) 847-8119

Christopher M. Cunniff, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatrics; Human Genetics
Term: 05/09/2013-05/31/2016
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
Section of Medical and Molecular Genetics
University of Arizona
1451 North Warren ST. Room 101
Tucson, AZ 85724

David W. Gates, Ph.D. #
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs
Term: 05/15/2013-05/31/2016
Senior Director Regulatory Affairs
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
4300 Hacienda Dr.
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Luis F. Escobar, MD
Expertise: Medical Genetics; Neonatology
Term: 02/10/2014 – 05/31/2017
Medical Director - Staff Neonatologist
Medical Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Center
St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services
8402 Harcourt Rd. Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Richard D. Press, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Molecular Diagnostics
Term: 09/09//2014 to 05/31/2018
Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics
Dept. of Pathology, L113
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97201

Erasmus Schneider, Ph.D.
Expertise: Molecular Diagnostics
Term: 9/09/2014 to 05/31/2018
Director, Division of Translational Medicine
Wadsworth Center - New York State Dept. of Health
Empire State Plaza
Biggs Laboratories C345
Albany, NY 12201

Steven J. Skates, Ph.D
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 06/01/2015 - 05/31/2019
Associate Professor of Medicine
MGH Biostatistics Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
50 Staniford Street, Suite 560
Boston, MA 20114

Barbara A. Zehnbauer, Ph.D.
Expertise: Molecular Genetics
Term: 06/01/2015 - 05/31/2019
Senior Service Fellow and Branch Chief
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Laboratory Science, Policy, and Practice Program Office
Laboratory Research and Evaluation Branch
1600 Clifton Road NE, Mail Stop G23
Atlanta, GA 30329


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