Executive Committee

The Center for Cancer Research Executive Committee members have dedicated their careers to discovering a cure. They drive the center’s mission and research, meeting monthly to review research progress, set goals and track results. 

Center for Cancer Research Director, Dr. Timothy Ratliff, chairs the committee. The committee includes Associate Directors, Marietta Harrison and Sophie Lelievre; Deputy Director, Andy Mesecar; the four scientific Program Leaders, Alex Wei, Cynthia Stauffacher and Scott Briggs; Program Co-leaders, Joseph Irudayaraj, Debbie Knapp, Dave Thompson and Chang-Deng Hu; and Managing Director, Doug Cuttell.