University Advisory Committee

The University Advisory Committee (UAC) advises the Oversight Committee about the role of higher education in cancer research. The members of the UAC include representatives as specified in state law.


Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., Chair
Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Dean of Oncology Programs
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D., Vice-Chair
Professor and Chairman, Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Director, South Texas Centre of Excellence in Cancer Research
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Abbey B. Berenson, M.D., MMS, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics
Director, UTMB Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Peter Davies, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Professor, Center for Translational Cancer Research
Texas A&M Health Science Center

Giulio F. Draetta, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Chair, Department of Genomic Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Joseph “Joe” Heppert, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Texas Tech University

Shreek Mandayam, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Texas State University

Claudia Neuhauser, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President/Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer
HHMI Professor, Mathematics
Division of Research
University of Houston/University of Houston System

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Professor of Materials Science and Nanoengineering
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Office of Research
Rice University

Pavan Reddy, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Cancer Programs
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine