External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee, consisting of five members, oversees the selection, monitoring, and assessment of DRPP investigators, reviewing network operations semi-annually and submitting annual reports with improvement recommendations to the Steering Committee. Composed of established scientists with NIH research program experience, the EAC provides an external perspective on the DRPP’s health-focused areas, approving project selections before NIGMS programmatic approval when necessary.

Ann Bertagnolli

Montana State University

Program coordinator for Montana INBRE
Faculty in the MSU Honors College

Montana INBRE

Joseph Konopelski

UC Santa Cruz

Professor Emeritus
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Jean Patterson

TX Biomedical Research Institute

Professor, Chair of BSL-4 Task Force

Barbara Sanborn

Colorado State University

Professor Emerita
Biomedical Sciences