Scientific Advisors


Chi Van Dang, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Dang is the Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, professor at The Wistar Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Research. He is considered a pioneer and leading authority on oncogenes and cancer metabolism. Dr. Dang currently serves as Rafael’s Chairman of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards.

Dafna Bar-Sagi, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Vice Dean for Science, Chief Scientific Officer, Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center

Navdeep S. Chandel, Ph.D.

David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Author of “Navigating Metabolism” (Cold Spring Harbor Press), an introductory book to metabolism

Alec Kimmelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center

Gregg Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Vascular Program, Institute for Cell Engineering; Professor of Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Biological Chemistry, Medicine, and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Semenza won the 2016 Lasker Award.

Scientific Advisors


Chi Van Dang, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Dang is the Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, professor at The Wistar Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Research. He is considered a pioneer and leading authority on oncogenes and cancer metabolism. Dr. Dang currently serves as Rafael’s Chairman of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards.

Dafna Bar-Sagi, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Vice Dean for Science, Chief Scientific Officer, Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center

Navdeep S. Chandel, Ph.D.

David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Author of “Navigating Metabolism” (Cold Spring Harbor Press), an introductory book to metabolism

Alec Kimmelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center

Gregg Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Vascular Program, Institute for Cell Engineering; Professor of Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Biological Chemistry, Medicine, and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Semenza won the 2016 Lasker Award.