Research & Grants

Mentor Advisory Group

Pathway scientists will be selected by a Mentor Advisory Group—an assemblage of eminent scientists from diabetes research and other fields who personify the core elements needed for exceptional science: rigorous thought processes, keen intellect, and the capacity for innovation, creativity, and productivity. 

In addition to the selection process, the Mentors/Advisors will provide ongoing scientific and career advice to Pathway scientists throughout the duration of the awards, creating a challengi

Christopher Newgard, PhD

Co-Chair, Mentor Advisory Group
Director Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition 
and Metabolism Center
Duke University
Durham, NC

Korey K. Hood, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Lou Philipson, MD, PhD

Co-Chair, Mentor Advisory Group
Director, Kovler Diabetes Center
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Barbara Kahn, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Barbara J. Anderson, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Rohit N. Kulkarni, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Mark S. Anderson, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Lori Laffel, MD

Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent and
Young Adult Section
Joslin Diabetes Center

Mark A. Atkinson, PhD

American Diabetes Association Eminent
Scholar for Diabetes Research
The University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

David M. Nathan, MD

Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes
Center and Clinical Research Center
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Charles Burant, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Jane E.B. Reusch, MD

Professor of Medicine and Associate Director
of the Center for Women's Health Rsearch
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

David A. D'Alessio, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine,
Director Division of Endocrinology
Duke University
Durham, NC

Christopher J. Rhodes, PhD

Vice President
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Research
MedImmune, LLC
Gaithersburg, MD

Daniel Drucker, MD

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Toronto, Canada

Alan R. Saltiel, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Diabetes Center
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA

Joel K. Elmquist, PhD

Professor and Director
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX

Jean E. Schaffer, MD

Professor of Medicine
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Anthony Ferrante, MD, PhD

Tilden-Weger-Bieler Professor of Medicine
Chief of Preventive Medicine & Nutrition
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Columbia University
New York, NY

Michael W. Schwartz, MD

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

David M. Harlan, MD

William & Doris Krupp Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Andrew Stewart, MD

Director, Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism Institute
Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Matthias Hebrok, PhD

Professor and Director, Diabetes Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Karen Talmadge, PhD

Nabu Strategic Advisors
Los Altos Hills, CA