Scientific Advisory Board

Stephan W. Morris, M.D., is Full Member of the Departments of Pathology and Hematology-Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis. Previously, Dr. Morris was Associate Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. Dr. Morris has authored numerous scientific publications and is recognized as an international leader and physician scientist.

John A. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., MMM, is Professor of Pathology, Director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine in the Department of Pathology, and Clinical Professor in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. A physician scientist, Dr. Smith has authored and edited many papers, patents, reviews and books. Numerous awards recognized Dr. Smith’s distinguished career in research, academic medicine and public health service.

Alex G. Waterson, Ph.D., is Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Chemistry at Vanderbilt University and Co-Principal Investigator of the Vanderbilt Chemical Diversity Center, an entry in the National Cancer Institute’s Chemical Biology Consortium. Dr. Waterson joined Vanderbilt in 2008 as Director of the Chemical Synthesis Core in the Vanderbilt Institute for Chemical Biology, and he continues to serve as a member of the Center’s operating committee. Previously, Dr. Waterson was Medicinal Chemist at GlaxoSmithKline where he received numerous awards for his contributions including 13 GSK R&D awards and an Exceptional Science Award.