The Advisory Committee will develop policies and resolve any issues with regard to access and use of instrumentation.

The Advisory Committee will be composed of Drs. Coop, Wilks (Vice Chair for Research), Swaan (Associate Dean for Research), Kane (current Center Executive Director) and chaired by Dr. Paul Shapiro (Department Chair). Dr. Shapiro is vice chair of academic affairs at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and has an established track-record of NIH funding. His administrative position ensures independence. He will serve as an impartial evaluator with intricate knowledge of the research needs within the department and the School of Pharmacy as a whole.