Shirley M. Tilghman (Co-Chair) has served as president of Princeton University since June 2001. A world-renowned scholar in the field of molecular biology, she served on the Princeton faculty for 15 years before being named president. A native of Canada, Dr. Tilghman received her Honors B.Sc. in chemistry from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1968 and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University in Philadelphia. She came to Princeton in 1986 as the Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences. Two years later, she joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as an investigator. In 1998, she took on additional responsibilities as the founding director of Princeton’s multidisciplinary Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. A member of the National Research Council’s committee that set the blueprint for the U.S. effort in the Human Genome Project, Dr. Tilghman also was one of the founding members of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project Initiative for the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Philosophical Society, and the Royal Society of London.
Hon. Roderick R. McKelvie (Co-Chair) is a partner in the law firm of Covington & Burling. From March of 1992 to June of 2002, he was a United States District Court Judge for the District of Delaware. During his 10 years on the bench, Judge McKelvie handled a number of patent infringement cases and has written and spoken extensively on issues relating to intellectual property. He is a professorial lecturer in law at George Washington University School of Law and teaches a course in patent enforcement. He is currently president of the Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court. He participated in the inaugural conference of the