Huck Kitchen Cabinet

Huck Kitchen Cabinet

This informal group of around 30 thought leaders in life sciences research at Penn State meets monthly to advise the Huck director and Executive Team on policy, opportunities, and benchmarking. Members serve voluntarily and are appointed by the Huck director. Suggestions and inquiries about membership are welcome and should be sent to the Huck’s director.

Stephen Benkovic

Evan Pugh University Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry

Leonid Berlyand

Co-Director of the Center for Mathematics of Living and Mimetic Matter; Professor of Mathematics

Orfeu Buxton

Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Francesca Chiaromonte

Director of the Genome Sciences Institute; Professor of Statistics; Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Statistics for the Life Sciences

Daniel Hayes

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Nina Jablonski

Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology

Teh-hui Kao

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Plant Biology; Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Vivek Kapur

Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Huck Distinguished Chair in Global Health; Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Deb Kelly

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Manuel Llinas

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Sally Mackenzie

Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics; Professor of Biology; Professor of Plant Science

Kateryna Makova

Director of the Center for Medical Genomics; Professor of Biology

James Marden

Associate Director of Operations, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Biology

Elizabeth McGraw

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics; Professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology

Troy Ott

Associate Director for Graduate Education, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Reproductive Physiology

Joy Pate

Director of the Center for Reproductive Biology and Health; Professor of Reproductive Physiology; C. Lee Rumberger and Family Chair in Agricultural Sciences

Andrew Patterson

Professor of Molecular Toxicology

Jeffrey Peters

Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis

Andrew Read

Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology; Eberly Professor of Biotechnology

Kimberly Ripka

Director of Administration

Connie Rogers

Associate Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Associate Professor; Broadhurst Career Development Professor for the Study of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Melissa Rolls

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences; Director of the Center for Cellular Dynamics; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Erica Smithwick

Director of the Ecology Institute; Professor of Geography

Denise Solomon

Head and Liberal Arts Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

Lora Weiss

Senior Vice President for Research

Nanyin Zhang

Professor of Bioengineering