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Mary C. Beckerle, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah; Distinguished Professor of Biology and Oncological Sciences, University of Utah

Dr. Beckerle, age 69, has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah since 2006. She is the Associate Vice President for Cancer Affairs and a Distinguished Professor of Biology and Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah. Dr. Beckerle joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 1986 and currently holds the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Endowed Chair. Dr. Beckerle has served on the National Institute of Health (NIH) Advisory Committee to the Director, on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research, on the Board of Scientific Advisors for the National Cancer Institute, as President of the American Society for Cell Biology and as the Chair of the American Cancer Society Council for Extramural Grants. She currently serves on a number of scientific advisory boards, including the Medical Advisory Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and external advisory boards for comprehensive cancer centers at Duke, Georgetown, and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Beckerle is also an elected Member of the National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Expertise in scientific research and organizational management in the healthcare arena
  • Active participant in national and international scientific affairs
  • Strong focus on patient experience

Current Committees

  • Chair, Science & Technology
  • Member, Regulatory Compliance & Sustainability

Other Public Board Service

  • Exelixis (since 2024)
  • Huntsman Corporation (since 2011)

Board of Directors

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