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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.


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
Email: [email protected]
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
Global Head and Vice President, Nonclinical Safety
Janssen Research and Development LLC
3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA 92121
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
Kathryn Boor, PhD
Expertise: Food Safety, Food Microbiology, Food Science
Term: 9/11/19 – 12/31/23
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Science
Cornell Univeristy
260 Roberts Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP
Expertise: Drug Development, Medical Affairs
Term: 1/1/15 – 12/31/22
CEO, Dimension Therapuetics
PO Box 1152
Princeton, NJ 08542
Barbara B. Kowalcyk
Expertise: Food Safety, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
Term: 6/24/13 – 12/31/21
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
213 Parker Food Science Building
2015 Fyffe Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Richard Linton, PhD
Expertise: Food Safety, Food Microbiology, Food Science
Term: 9/11/19 – 12/31/23
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Science
North Carolina State University
Box 7601, 112 Patterson Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7601
Lisa K. Nolan, DVM, MS, PhD
Expertise: Food Safety, Veterinary Medicine
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/21
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 – 12/31/22
Venture Partner
Novo Ventures (US), Inc.
200 Clarendon St., Floor 45
Boston, MA 02116
Dojin Ryu, PhD
Expertise: Food Science, Mycology, Toxicology
Term: 9/11/19 – 12/31/23
Professor, School of Food Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2312
Moscow, ID 83844
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 - 12/31/22
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: 03/20/14 – 12/31/21
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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