Advisory Committees

Roster of the Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration

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: 5
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Mark R. McLellan, PhD
Expertise: Food Science, Education and Research Administrator
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/19
Vice President of Research
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Designated Federal Officer
Rakesh Raghuwanshi, MPH
Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
WO1, Rm. 3309
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Tel: 301-796-4769
Fax: 301-847-3536

Cynthia A. Afshari, PhD DABT
Expertise: Molecular Toxicology, Toxicology, Systems Biology
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/22
Vice President, Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences
Amgen Inc.
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, Ca 91320
Anthony Bahinski, Ph.D., MBA, FAHA
Expertise: Pharmacology, Toxicology, Bioengineering, Drug Safety
Term:  1/1/15 – 12/31/22
Global Head, Safety Pharmacology
709 Swedeland Rd. – UE0364
King of Prussia, PA 19406


Rhondee A. Baldi, MD, MSHS
(consumer representative)

Expertise: Internal Medicine, Mental Illness
Term: 1/1/17 – 12/31/20
1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036

Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP
Expertise: Drug Development, Medical Affairs
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/22
CEO, PlaqueTec
PO Box 1152
Princeton, NJ 08542

Barbara B. Kowalcyk
Expertise: Food Safety, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
Term: 6/24/13 – 12/31/19
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
213 Parker Food Science Building
2015 Fyffe Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Lisa K. Nolan, DVM, MS, PhD
Expertise: Food Safety, Veterinary Medicine
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/19
Professor and Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia
501 DW Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Theodore F. Reiss, MD, MBE
Expertise: Translational Science, Clinical Medicine, Bioethics
Term: 9/9/14 – 12/31/19
Head, Clinical Research and Development, Inflammation and Immunology
Celgene Corporation
86 Norris Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
Minnie Sarwal, MD, DCH, FRCP, PhD
Expertise: Transplant medicine, genomics, proteomics and immunology
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/22
University of California San Francisco
Division of Transplant Surgery
M983D, 513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94107

Scott J.S. Steele, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biomedical Sciences, Translational Science, Counterterrorism
Term: 1/1/17-12/31/20
Director, Regulatory Science Programs
University of Rochester
265 Crittenden Blvd., Office 1.215
Rochester, NY 14642
Laura L. Tosi, MD
Expertise: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Women's Musculoskeletal Health
Term: 9/9/14 - 12/31/19
Director, Bone Health Program
Childrens National Medical Center
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Connie Weaver, PhD
Expertise: Nutrition, Food Science
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/22
Distinguished Professor and Head
Purdue University, Department of Nutrition Science
700 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie, PhD, EMBA
Expertise: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/22
Associate Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Director of Computational Chemical Genomics Screening Center,
Director of NIH Center of Excellence for Computational Drug Abuse Research,
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
335 Sutherland Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PHD
Expertise: Orthopedic Surgery, Chemical Engineering
Term: 3/20/14 – 12/31/19
Professor of Ortopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and
Director of the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Gonda Building 14th Floor,
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905


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