External Advisory Committee

The SC INBRE External Advisory Committee is comprised of esteemed researchers outside of South Carolina. Typically the committee meets annually to evaluate the progress towards INBRE goals and to provide advice and insight derived from their own extensive experience.


Dr. Laura Furge


Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

(269) 337-7007 | Email

Dr. Shafiq Khan

Director, Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development

Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Cancer Cell Biology

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 

(404) 880-6795 | Email

Dr. George K Littleton

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Howard University, College of Medicine, Washington DC

(202) 806-6334 | Email

Dr. Nancy S. Mills (EAC Chair)

Professor, Department of Chemistry

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

(210) 999-7317 | Email


Dr. Clifford Houston (Past EAC Chair)

Associate Vice President for Educational Outreach

The Herman Barnett Distinguished Professorship in Microbiology and Immunology, Emeritus

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Dr. Kathy Parson

Professor Emerita, Departments of Biology and Chemistry 

Consultant, Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement

Macalester College, St Paul, MN

Dr. Merry Lindsey

Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Research

Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN