Advisory Board

The HRD Advisory Board is composed of a geographically and professionally diverse group of internationally recognized scientists, industry representatives and talent managers. The overlying goal of the Board is to promote the strategic development of the school structures, educational concepts and outreach activities in order to excel in a national and international doctoral program comparison. It advises the effective deployment of funds and exerts quality management control of the HRD in its educational and research missions. 

Prof. Carolyn Cummins

Associate Professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Director of the Doctoral Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Toronto, Canada

Prof. Domenico Accili, MD

Professor of Medicine at Columbia University

Director of the Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center 

New York, USA

Prof. Lora Heisler

Chair in Human Nutrition at Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Nina Löchte, M.A.

International Affairs Advisor

Team Leader International Affairs and Promotion of Early Career Researchers

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany

Dr. Ruth Gimeno

Vice President, Diabetes Research and Clinical Investigation

Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, USA


Dr. Steffen Burkhardt

Managing Director Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS) and Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB)

Scientific Coordinator International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Biology

Göttingen, Germany