President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts:

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  • Posted: September 27, 2011
NCI Press Office


President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • Laurie Garduque - Member, Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Tyler Jacks - Member, National Cancer Advisory Board
  • Karen J. McCulloh – Member, Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
  • Joan Ellyn Silber - Member, Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
  • Lisa M. Wilusz - Member, Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

President Obama said, “These fine public servants both bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles.  Our nation will be well-served by these men and women, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

Dr. Tyler Jacks, Appointee for Member, National Cancer Advisory Board
Dr. Tyler Jacks is the Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the David H. Koch Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  He is also an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Following postdoctoral training at MIT’s Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Dr. Jacks joined the MIT faculty in the Center for Cancer Research and the Department of Biology in 1992. He has pioneered the use of technology to study cancer-associated genes and to construct animal models of many human cancer types, including cancers of the lung, pancreas, brain, and ovaries.  Dr. Jacks has served on the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), and is a past President of the AACR.  He was elected to both the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2009.  Dr. Jacks received his B.A. in Biology from Harvard University (1983) and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco (1988).

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