advisorsThe Koshland Science Museum explored the science at the core of public policy decisions, linking scientific research to everyday life. The museum’s exhibits and programs were derived from reports produced by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The mission of the museum was to help people use science to solve problems.

To ensure scientific accuracy and objectivity, the Koshland Science Museum engaged panels of leading experts to assist museum staff and designers in all facets of exhibit and program development. The Museum Advisory Board provided oversight to the work of the Scientific Steering Committees who participated in developing specific exhibits. Both the Museum Advisory Board and the Scientific Steering Committees were comprised of leading experts from a wide range of fields. This section details the members and affiliations of the Museum Advisory Board and Scientific Steering Committees. For detailed biographies of the museum’s advisors, contact the Koshland Science Museum Office.

Museum Advisory Board

  • Chair: May Berenbaum, Swanlund Professor of Entomology, University of Illinois
  • Bruce Alberts, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
  • C. Gordon Bell, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Susan Hanson, Research Professor, School of Geography, Clark University
  • Gail F. Koshland, Lecturer, College of Medicine, Department of Physiology, University of Arizona
  • Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
  • Inder M. Verma, Professor, Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Exemplary Life Science, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Mary Lou Zoback, Professor, Environmental and Earth System Science Department, Stanford University

Life Lab—The Science of You Scientific Steering Committee

  • Co-chair: Floyd Bloom, The Scripps Research Institute (Emeritus)
  • Co-chair: Diane Griffin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Enriqueta C. Bond, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Emeritus)
  • R. Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Johanna Dwyer, Tufts Medical Center
  • Lynn Goldman, The George Washington University
  • Adrian Ivinson, Harvard Medical School
  • Junhyong Kim, University of Pennsylvania
  • Arthur F. Kramer, University of Illinois
  • Margaret Riley, University of Massachusetts
  • David B. Reuben, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Virginia Stallings, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Earth Lab—Degrees of Change Scientific Steering Committee

  • Chair: Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University
  • Robert Bindschadler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University
  • Paul Falkowski, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Chris Field, Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • Inez Fung, Berkeley Institute for the Environment
  • Isaac Held, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Jane Long, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Philip Mote, Oregon State University
  • Maxine Savitz, Honeywell Inc.
  • James Sweeney, Stanford University
  • John Michael Wallace, University of Washington
  • Eric Wood, Princeton University

Safe Drinking Water is Essential—Scientific Steering Committee

  • Chair: Daniel P. Loucks, Cornell University
  • Peter H. Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security
  • Simón González, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • James M. Hughes, Emory University
  • Robert M. Hirsch, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Kimberly Jones, Howard University
  • R. Rhodes Trussell, Trussell Technologies
  • Henry J. Vaux, University of California/Berkeley
  • Hamé M.Watt, Independent Consultant, Washington, DC

Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health—Scientific Steering Committee

  • Chair: Elliot Kieff, Harriet Ryan Albee Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Harvard University
  • Gail Cassell, Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Distinguished Lilly Research Scholar for Infectious Disease, Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Bryan Grenfell, Alumni Professor in Biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University
  • Diane Griffin, Professor and Chair, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Osterholm, Professor and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Public Policy, University of Minnesota
  • Peter Palese, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • David Relman, Associate Professor of Medicine, Microbiology , and Immunology, Stanford University

Global Warming Facts & Our Future—Scientific Steering Committee

  • Chair: Eugene Rasmusson, Professor of Meteorology, Senior Research Scholar emeritus, College of Computer, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, University of Maryland
  • Richard Alley, Professor of Geosciences, Earth & Mineral Sciences Environment Institute, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ann Fisher, Senior Scientist, Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
  • Jerry Mahlman, Senior Research Associate, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Pieter Tans, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Professor Adjoint, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado
  • Mike Wallace, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean; Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

Wonders of Science—Scientific Steering Committee

  • Chair: Robert Kirshner, Professor of Astronomy, Associate Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Daniel Kleppner, Director, MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms; Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT
  • James S. Langer, Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara; Vice President, National Academy of Sciences
  • Richard Losick, Professor of Biology, Harvard University

Putting DNA to Work—Scientific Steering Committee

  • Chair: Daniel Koshland, Jr., Professor, Graduate School, Division of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bruce Alberts, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
  • David Botstein, Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University
  • Christopher Somerville, Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford University
  • Brian J. Staskawicz, Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley