Our Leadership

Internal Advisory Committee

Administrative Core 

  • Dr. James Simpkins
  • Dr. Williams Petros     

External Advisory Committee 

  • Danny R. Welch, PhD (Chair of the Committee), Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, The Kansas University Medical Center
  • Stephen B. Pruett, PhD, Interim Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine Mississippi State
  •  Jonni S. Moore, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Steering Committee

  • Dr. Paul Lockman          
  • Dr. Karen Martin
  • IAC
  • Core Directors                                                                                                                              


  • Dr. Michael Ruppert                     


  • Dr. Karen Martin  
  • Dr. Kathy Brundage


  • Dr. Paul Lockman
Research Forrest