Presidential Search Committee Members

James Higa

James Higa (Co-Chair)

Executive Director, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
Board of Directors, U.S.-Japan Council (-present)
Vice-Chair, OIST Board of Governors

Ralph Eichler photo from ETH Zürich

Ralph Eichler (Co-Chair)

Former President, ETH Zurich
Member, OIST Board of Councilors

Mary Collins

Mary Collins

Provost, OIST
Member, OIST Board of Councilors

Dr. Rita Colwell

Rita Colwell

Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Former Director, US National Science Foundation
Member, OIST Board of Governors

Erik De Schutter

Erik De Schutter

Professor
Computational Neuroscience Unit, OIST
Member, OIST Board of Councilors

Dr. Bernard L. Feringa

Dr. Ben L. Feringa

2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Jacobus H. van’t Hoff Distinguished Prof of Molecular Sciences, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry University of Groningen
Member, OIST Board of Governors

Dr. Serge Haroche

Dr. Serge Haroche

2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Professor Emeritus at Collège de France
Member, OIST Board of Governors

Dr. Motoko Kotani

Dr. Motoko Kotani

Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University
President-Elect, International Science Council (ISC)
Member, OIST Board of Governors

Dr. Ryoji Noyori

Dr. Ryoji Noyori

2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Director-General of Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS) of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Member, OIST Board of Governors

Dr. Albrecht Wagner

Dr. Albrecht Wagner

Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, DESY
Member, OIST Board of Governors