2022-2023 Scientific Advisory Council

Beginning in 2013, the OTS established a Scientific Advisory Council. Members of the council will advise the society’s Board of Directors and the OTS President on important issues affecting science and the society. Below is the list of council members for the 2022-2023 term.

Ronald A.M. Buijsen, Ph.D.

Leiden University Medical Center

Vittorio de Franciscis, Ph.D.


Steven Dowdy, Ph.D.

UCSD School of Medicine

Keith Gagnon, Ph.D.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Paloma H. Giangrande, Ph.D.

Wave Life Sciences

Patrick J. Hrdlicka, Ph.D.

University of Idaho

Anastasia Khvorova, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Marcin Kortylewski, Ph.D.

Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope

Arthur M. Krieg, MD

Checkmate Pharmaceuticals

Marc M. Lemaitre, Ph.D.

M_L Consult

Mano Manoharan, Ph.D.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Erin M. McConnell, Ph.D.

University of Ottowa

Jim McSwiggen, Ph.D.

McSwiggen Biotech Consulting LLC

Brett Monia, Ph.D.

Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Joseph Ochaba, Ph.D.

Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Daniel O’Reilly, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Georg Sczakiel, Ph.D.

University of Luebeck and University Hospital

Punit Seth, Ph.D.

Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Frank Slack, Ph.D.

BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School

Matthew Stanton, Ph.D.

Generation Bio

Jean-Jacques Toulmé, Ph.D.

Université de Bordeaux

Jonathan K. Watts, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts Medical School