At the meeting on June 22nd, 2016, the Trustees of the Charles H. Revson Foundation elected Dr. Robert Kingston and Errol Louis to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Starting in the Fall of 2016, Dr. Kingston and Mr. Louis will serve as Revson Trustees.
Dr. Robert Kingston is chief of the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, professor and vice chair of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and an associate member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Kingston has organized numerous international meetings on transcriptional regulation and chromatin structure, has served as an editor of the journal “Molecular and Cellular Biology” and currently serves on several editorial boards. He has been actively involved in graduate education through the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard, where he received the student-voted teaching award twice. He served as head of the program from 2004 to 2007. His current research focus is to characterize the precise changes in the structure of the human genome that allow proper development of embryonic stem cells. Dr. Kingston serves as the vice chair of MGH’s Executive Committee on Research and chair of the Thematic Center Executive Committee. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981 and following graduation was awarded a Jane Coffin Childs fellowship to train with Dr. Philip Sharp at MIT on mammalian transcriptional regulatory mechanisms.
Errol Louis joined NY1 in November 2010 as political anchor and host of “Inside City Hall,” the city’s premiere news program covering New York politics and government. He regularly interviews top newsmakers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo and former governors David Paterson, Eliot Spitzer and George Pataki, as well as authors and filmmakers including Ken Burns, Robert Caro, Ralph Nader and Howard Dean. In 2012, Louis provided live coverage and commentary from the Republican and Democratic national conventions and co-moderated a live statewide debate for the U.S. Senate. Prior to joining NY1, Louis was a columnist and editorial board member of the New York Daily News. He also hosted The Morning Show on AM1600 WWRL, and in 2010 was named the city’s Best Columnist & Radio Show Host by the Village Voice. He is the co-editor of Deadline Artists (2011), and Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs (2012), two anthologies of America’s best newspaper columns. He has also been a CNN contributor since 2008. Louis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Harvard University, a Master’s in Political Science from Yale, and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.