Affiliated Organizations
The Ellison Institute has, as part of its mission, the goal of translating science for public benefit. We believe that consulting for and serving on the board of institutions of for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors is consistent with that mission. That said, we also believe in the importance of transparency and disclosure when these relationships exist and will report on this site any such relationships. When required, these relationships are reviewed and approved by USC to ensure compliance with university policy. Please be aware, however, that involvement by any member in these outside activities does not imply endorsement of the company, its products, or its services. You can find a list of those relationships below.

David B. Agus, MD

• Education Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2004-2009
• Biden Cancer Initiative, Founding Board of Directors, 2017- present
• Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board, Oncology.com, Founder, 1998-2003
• Founder and Board of Directors, Navigenics, 2005-2013
• Founder and Board of Directors, Applied Proteomics, Inc., 2006-2016
• Founding Head, Grant/Science Review Committee, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), 2001-2011
• Faculty, World Economic Forum, 2008-2019
• Technology Pioneers Committee, World Economic Forum, 2010-present
• Vice-Chair, Biotechnology Council, Network of Global Agenda Councils, Genetics & Summit on the Global Agenda, World Economic Forum, 2012-2015
• Chair, Genetics Council, Network of the Global Agenda Councils on Genetics and the Summit on the Global Agenda, World Economic Forum, 2011-2015
• Board of Advisors, TEDMED, 2011-2015
• Contributor, CBS News, 2013-present
• Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2013-present
• Council on Foreign Relations, Non-communicable Disease Independent Task Force, 2013-2015
• National Library of Israel, Board of Directors, 2015- present
• Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, Board of Directors, 2015- present
• Trustee, Global Challenge Initiative on The Future of Health, World Economic Forum, 2016-present
• Osler Housestaff Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, 2016- present
• Board of Directors, Thrive Global, 2016-present
• Board of Directors, Crosschx, 2016-present
• Founder and Board of Directors, Project Ronin, 2018-present
• Founder and Board of Directors, Sensei, 2017-present

Mitchell E. Gross, MD, PhD

• Chair, CTSI Internal Review Panel, 2017-present
• Associate Director, USC-CalTech MD PHD Program
• Member, Data Safety Monitoring Committee, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kian Kani, PhD 

• Medical School Admissions Interview Panel, Keck School of Medicine- USC

Jerry S.H. Lee, PhD 

• Trustee, Health and Environmental Sciences Institute
• Appointed Member, National Research Advisory Council to the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
• Innovation Initiative Member, Health Services Research and Development Scientific Merit Review Board, Department of Veterans Affairs
• Founding Member, Innovation Policy Forum of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
• Co-founder and Co-chair, Blood Profiling Atlas in Cancer (BloodPAC)
• Co-founder and Consultant, Applied Proteogenomics OrganizationaL Learning and Outcomes (APOLLO) Research Network, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
• Founding Co-chair, High Content Data Integration Working Group, Biomarkers’ Consortium Cancer Steering Committee, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
 Advisory Board Member, Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) Consortium
• Member, John P. Murtha Cancer Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center



Shannon Mumenthaler, PhD 

• Councilor, Board of Directors, Society for Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics (SBI2)
• President, Board of Directors, Medical Faculty Women’s Association Research Fund

Dan Ruderman, PhD

• Consulting Arrangements, Project Ronin
• Consulting Arrangements, Ignite Biosciences Inc.