President Designate - ERC - European Research Council (starting from January 1, 2020)
Former President and CEO of Houston Methodist Research Institute (Texas, USA), one of the top twenty hospitals in the USA, he is President Designate of the European Research Council. He is Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical School in Manhattan, New York. His laboratory develops new drugs for cancer. An engineer, he studied medicine at The Ohio State University and is recognized as the pioneer of nanomedicine.