Within the AdminCore, the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) will consist of the CDAR Director, Core principle investigators (PIs), Core Coordinators, and three founded research projects (FRP) PIs (e.g., Drs. Dong, Tarter, Sorkin) (Table 1.).

Membership of FRP PIs in the SSC will be subject to annual rotations depending on the funding status of FRPs and the inclusion/termination of new/existing FRPs, with the goal of ensuring that the collaborative activities of the Cores with different FRPs are given appropriate time and attention.

The SSC will meet monthly to discuss and review key aspects of CDAR’s research and productivity.

Table 1. The CDAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) Membership

SSC Member Current title Affiliation(s)
Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie, PhD MBA (Chair) Professor and Associate Dean for Research Innovation, Director of CCGS center School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Drug Discovery Inst, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Ivet Bahar, PhD

(PI of Core B)

Distinguished Professor and John K. Vries Chair of Computational & Systems Biology Department of Computational System Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Eric Xing, PhD

(PI of Core C)

Professor of Computer Sciences Computational Biology Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Terence McGuire, PhD

(Center Administrator)

Research Assistant Professor and Scientific Administrator of CCGS center School of Pharmacy, Computational Chemical Genomics Screening Center, Univ of Pittsburgh
Lirong Wang, PhD

( PI of Core D)

Assistant Professor School of Pharmacy, Computational Chemical Genomics Screening Center, Univ of Pittsburgh
Junmei Wang, PhD

(Core A Coordinator)

Associate Professor School of Pharmacy, Computational Chemical Genomics Screening Center, Univ of Pittsburgh
Mary Cheng, PhD

(Core B Coordinator)

Research Assistant Professor Department of Computational System Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Wei Wu, PhD

(PI of Core D&Core C Coordinator)

Research Associate Professor Computational Biology Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Zhiwei Feng, PHD Assistant Professor School of Pharmacy, Computational Chemical Genomics Screening Center, Univ of Pittsburgh
Terence McGuire, PhD Center Scientific Administrator School of Pharmacy, Computational Chemical Genomics Screening Center, Univ of Pittsburgh
Alexander Sorkin, PhD Richard Beatty Mellon Professor Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Yan Dong, PhD Professor of Neuroscience Dept of Neuroscience, School of Arts & Science, Center for Neuroscience, Univ of Pittsburgh
Ralph E. Tarter, PhD Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director of CEDAR Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh