Scientific Committees
Scientific Committees
AFAR's committees are comprised of experts in aging research and related areas of research who volunteer their time and expertise to the AFAR review processes. Their dedication, enthusiasm and commitment is crucial to the success of AFAR's grant programs.

AFAR 2014 Scientific Committees

AFAR Research Grant Selection Committee | New Investigator Award Selection Committee | BIG and Mid-career Selection Committee | Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows Selection Committee | Beeson Program Advisory Committee | MSTAR Selection Committee | Glenn/AFAR Scholarships Selection Committee | National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)  

 

 

AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty Selection Committee

Holly Brown-Borg, PhD Chair
University of North Dakota

Heinrich Jasper, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Matt Kaeberlein, PhD
University of Washington

Sylvia Lee, PhD
Cornell University

Radhika Muzumdar, MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Peter Rabinovitch, MD, PhD
University of Washington

 

New Investigator Award in Alzheimer's Disease Selection Committee

Norman Relkin, MD, PhD Chair
Weill Cornell Medical College

Chad Dickey, PhD
University of Southern Florida Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

Orly Lazarov, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Mary Sano, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

 

BIG and Midcareer Selection Committee

Jim Kirkland, MD, PhD Chair
Mayo Clinic

Andrew Dillin, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Peter Hornsby, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center

William Sonntag, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Yusin Suh, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging Selection Committee

Jeff Halter, MD Chair
University of Michigan

Andrew Brack, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Anne Cappola, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Salvatore Oddo, PhD
Banner Sun Health Research Institute

Martin Sadowski, MD, PhD
New York University School of Medicine

Norman Sharpless, MD
University of North Carolina

Randy Strong, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Grace (Beth) Stutzmann, PhD
Rosalind Franklin University

George Taffet, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Bruce Troen, MD
University at Buffalo - SUNY

Holly Van Remmen, PhD
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

 

Program Advisory Committee for the Beeson Career Development Award

Thomas Gill, MD Chair
Yale University School of Medicine

Kenneth Covinsky, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH
University of Colorado Health Science Center

Mark Lachs, MD
Weill Medical Colllege of Cornell University

Kristine Yaffe, MD
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Raymond L. Yung, MBChB
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program National Selection Committee

Alison Moore, MD, MPH, Chair
University of California, Los Angeles

Julie Bynum, MD
Dartmouth Medical School

Kamal Masaki, MD
University of Hawaii

Theodore Johnson, MD, MPH
Emory University

Ellen Roberts, MD, MP
University of North Carolina

Heather Whitson, MD, MHS
Duke University School of Medicine

 

Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging Selection Committee

Paul Agris, PhD, Chair
State University of New York at Albany

Dena Dubal, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

William Ja, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute

Nathan LeBrasseur, PhD
The Mayo Clinic

Jonathan Wanagat, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

 

National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)

 

Martin L. Adamo, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center
 
Peter D. Adams, PhD
Glasgow University

Ayotunde S. Adeagbo, PhD
The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC)

Shawn C. Ahmed, PhD
University of North Carolina

Mikhail  Alexeyev, PhD
University of South Alabama

Stephen E. Alway, PhD, FACSM
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Ottavio  Arancio, MD, PhD
Columbia University

David L. Armstrong, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH

Craig S. Atwood, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Corinne  Augelli-Szafran, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Center for Neurologic Diseases

Brian J. Bacskai, PhD
MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Nancy L. Baenziger, PhD
Washington University

Narayan  Bhat, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Paula C. Bickford, PhD
University of South Florida

Lester I. Binder, PhD
Michigan State University

Gal  Bitan, PhD
David Geffen School of Medical at UCLA

T. Keith  Blackwell, MD, PhD
Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School

Rolf  Bodmer, PhD
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Andrea  Bodnar, PhD
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Adele L. Boskey, PhD
Weill Medical College

Andrew  Brack, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Robert M. Brosh, Jr., PhD
National Institute on Aging/NIH

Marco  Brotto, BSN, MS, PhD
University of Missouri at Kansas City

Anne  Brunet, PhD
Stanford University

Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM
Perelman School of Medical at the University of Pennsylvania

Cathy S. Carlson, DVM, PhD
University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medical

S. Thomas  Carmichael, MD, PhD
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Christy S. Carter, PhD
University of Florida

Mary Lou  Caspers, PhD
University of Detroit Mercy

Jane  Cauley, DrPH
University of Pittsburgh

Sandy  Chang, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

Hina W. Chaudhry, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Abha  Chauhan, PhD
NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Zheng-Yi  Chen, PhD
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Danica  Chen, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Kewei  Chen, PhD
Banner Alzheimer's Insti (BAI) & Samaritan PET Center

Wallace S. Chick, PhD
University of Colorado Denver

Eduardo N. Chini, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic

James  Chrobak, PhD
University of Connecticut

Charleen T. Chu, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medical

Katrin F. Chua, MD, PhD
Stanford University Medical Center

Harvey Jay  Cohen, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Lucio  Comai, PhD
University of Southern California

Cheryl A. Conover, PhD
Mayo Clinic College of Medical
 
Anna  Csiszar, MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma

Christine A. Curcio, PhD
University of Alabama School of Medical/EyeSight of Alabama Laboratories

Sean  Curran, PhD
USC Davis School of Gerontology

Thuy-Tien  Dam, MD
Columbia University

Abbe N. de Vallejo, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medical

Ferenc  Deak, MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma HSC

Serkalem  Demissie, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health

Nancy A. Dennis, PhD
The Pennsylvania State University

Chad  Dickey, PhD
University of South Florida

Andrew  Dillin, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Luisa  DiPietro, DDS, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry

Linda A. Dokas, PhD
University of Michigan

Lily Q. Dong, PhD
University of Health Sciences San Antonio

Isabelle  Draper, PhD
Tufts Medical Center, MCRI

Monica  Driscoll, PhD
Rutgers University

Atanu  Duttaroy, PhD
Howard University

Jerri  Edwards, PhD
University of South Florida

Joseph  El Khoury, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Paul J. Eslinger, PhD
Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine

Anne  Etgen, PhD
Albert Einstein Col. of Medical

James R. Fadel, PhD
University of South Carolina School of Medical

Jeff C. Falcone, PhD
University of Louisville Health Scienc Center

Deborah A. Ferrington, PhD
University of Minnesota

Roger A. Fielding, PhD
JMHNRC Tufts University

Els  Fieremans, PhD
New York University School of Medical

Caleb  Finch, PhD
University of Southern California

Mark J. Fisher, MD
UC Irvine Medical Center

Alfred L. Fisher, MD, PhD
University of Texas Health Sciences San Antonio

Tracy S. Fitzgerald, PhD
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/NIH
 
Thomas  Flatt, PhD
University of Lausanne

Luigi  Fontana, MD, PhD
Washington University

Norman L. Foster, MD
University of Utah

Sonia  Franco, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Sally R. Frenkel, PhD
NYU School of Medicine

Sebastian D. Fugmann, PhD
Chang Gung University

Imed E. Gallouzi, PhD
McGill University

Veronica  Galvan, PhD
University of Health Sciences San Antonio

David M. Gardiner, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Godfrey S. Getz, MBBCH, DPhil(Oxon)
The University of Chicago

Jadwiga  Giebultowicz, PhD
Oregon State University

Thomas M. Gill, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Matthew  Gill, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida

Aaron D. Gitler, PhD
Stanford University School of Medical

Lidia  Glodzik, MD
NYU School of Medicine

Jonathan P. Godbout, PhD
The Ohio State University

Alfred L. Goldberg, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Todd E. Golde, MD, PhD
University of Florida

Scott E. Gordon, PhD
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Andrea C. Gore, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin

Myriam  Gorospe, PhD
National Institute on Aging/NIH

David A. Goukassian, MD, PhD
Tufts University School of Medical

Cheryl  Grady, PhD
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest

Ann-Charlotte  Granholm, PhD, DDS
Medical University of South Carolina

Theodore J. Hahn, MD
VA Greater Los Angeles Medical Cntr/UCLA

William C. Hahn, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Marcia C. Haigis, PhD
Harvard Medical School
 
Malene  Hansen, PhD
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, MSME, PhD
Harvard Medical School/Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Laura  Haynes, PhD
University of Connecticut Health Center

Cole M. Haynes, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Denise  Head, PhD
Washington University

Jean  Hebert, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Janet E. Henderson, PhD
Research Institute- McGill University Health Centre

Ahmad R. Heydari, PhD
Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute

Fuki M. Hisama, MD
University of Washington

Lap  Ho, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Scott  Holmes, PhD
Wesleyan University

Avril  Holt, PhD
Wayne State University School of Medical

Peter J. Hornsby, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center

Eric W. Howard, PhD
University of Oklahoma HSC

Darlene V. Howard, PhD
Georgetown University

James H. Howard, Jr., PhD
The Catholic University of America

Ao-Lin  Hsu, PhD
University of Michigan

Patrick J. Hu, MD, PhD
University of Mich. Medical School

Ting-Ting  Huang, PhD
Stanford University and VA Palo Alto

Xudong  Huang, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Karen  Hubbard, PhD
The City College of New York

Bradley  Hyman, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Yuji  Ikeno, MD, PhD
University of Health Sciences San Antonio

Shin-ichiro  Imai, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medical

Jean-Pierre  Issa, MD
Temple University

Michael W. Jakowec, PhD
University of Southern California

Angela  Jefferson, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kailiang  Jia, MD, PhD
Florida Atlantic University

Robert  Jilka, PhD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Thomas E. Johnson, PhD
University of Colorado at Boulder

Kelly  Jordan-Sciutto, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Pankaj  Kapahi, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

David  Karasik, PhD
Hebrew SeniorLife

Rajesh  Khanna, PhD
University of Arizona

Konstantin  Khrapko, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr and Harvard Medical School

Stuart K. Kim, PhD
Stanford University

Mark S. Kindy, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Gwendalyn  King, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dalane W. Kitzman, MD
Wake Forest University School of Medical

Wendy M. Kohrt, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Amos  Korczyn, MD, MSc
Tel Aviv University

Deborah  Kristan, PhD
California State University at San Marcos

George A. Kuchel, MD
University of Connecticut Health Center

Walter A. Kukull, PhD
University of Washington

Albert  La Spada, MD, PhD, FACMG
University of California, San Diego

Mary Jo  LaDu, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ashish  Lal, PhD
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Thomas  Lang, PhD
University of California San Francisco

Frank S. Lee, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Menq-jer  Lee, PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine

William T. Lee, PhD
The David Axelrod Institute

Sean X. Leng, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Rodney L. Levine, MD, PhD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Harry  LeVine, III, PhD
University of Kentucky

Efrat  Levy, PhD
Nathan S. Kline Institute

Andrew P. Lieberman, MD, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School

Su-Ju  Lin, PhD
University of California, Davis

Phyllis-Jean  Linton, PhD
San Diego State University

Rui-ming  Liu, MD, PhD
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Yie  Liu, PhD
National Institute on Aging

Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD
University of North Carolina

Jianyuan  Luo, PhD
University of Maryland Baltimore

Kenneth W. Lyles, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Fernando  Macian, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kathy R. Magnusson, DVM, PhD
Oregon State University

Goldis  Malek, PhD
Duke Eye Center

David  Marcinek, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Ronen  Marmorstein, PhD
The Wistar Institute

Michael  Marr, PhD
Brandeis University

Michal  Masternak, PhD
University of Central Florida Col. of Medical

Mitch  McVey, PhD
Tufts University

Alicia  Melendez, PhD
Queens College

Simin Nikbin  Meydani, DVM, PhD
Tufts University

Dana L. Miller, PhD
University of Washington

Tom  Misteli, PhD
National Cancer Institute/NIH

Charles V. Mobbs, PhD
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

David G. Morgan, PhD
University of South Florida

Raul  Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD
MGH Cancer Center 

Shin  Murakami, PhD
Touro University-California
 
Coleen T. Murphy, PhD
Princeton University

M. Paul  Murphy, PhD
University of Kentucky

Nicolas  Musi, MD
University of Health Sciences San Antonio

Radhika H. Muzumdar, MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Peter  Nelson, MD, PhD
University of Kentucky

Kristy  Nielson, PhD
Marquette University

Janko  Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD
University of Arizona Col. of Medical

Mariana N. Nikolova-Karakashian, PhD
University of Kentucky

Philipp  Oberdoerffer, PhD
National Cancer Institute

William C. Orr, PhD
Southern Methodist University
 
David K. Orren, PhD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Adam K. Pack, PhD
Utica College

Linda  Partridge, DPhil
University College London

Giulio M. Pasinetti, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Hemal H. Patel, PhD
University of California, San Diego

Daniel P. Perl, MD
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Michael  Petrascheck, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute

Scott  Pletcher, PhD
University of Michigan

LeBris S. Quinn, PhD
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

Jacob  Raber, PhD
ONPRC Oregon Health & Science University

Ravichandran  Ramasamy, PhD
NYU Langone Medical Center

Jon J. Ramsey, PhD
University of California

Qitao  Ran, PhD
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Ravi  Ranjan, PhD
University of Health Sciences San Antonio

Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, PhD
University of Michigan

Michael  Rich, MD
Washington University School of Medical

Russell S. Richardson, PhD
University of Utah

Paul D. Robbins, PhD
Scripps Florida

Susanna  Rosi, PhD
University of California San Francisco

Edwin W Rubel, PhD 
University of Washington

Olav  Rueppell, PhD
University of North Carolina

Martin  Sadowski, MD, PhD
New York University School of Medicine

Hiroshi  Saito, PhD
University of Kentucky Col. of Medical

Adam  Salmon, PhD
Barshop Institute/University of Health Sciences San Antonio

Paul M. Salvaterra, PhD
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
 
Kumar  Sambamurti, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Andrew  Samuelson, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center

Nanette  Santoro, MD
University of Colorado at Denver

David  Schlessinger, PhD
National Institute on Aging, IRP

Ann Marie  Schmidt, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center

Marion  Schmidt, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Steven S. Schreiber, MD
University of California, Irvine

Michael M. Seidman, PhD
LMG/NIA/NIH

Christian  Sell, PhD
Drexel University

Colin  Selman, PhD
University of Glasgow

Andrei  Seluanov, PhD
University of Rochester
 
Eric A. Shelden, PhD
Washington State University

Alan R. Shuldiner, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Einar  Sigurdsson, PhD
New York University Langone Medical Center

David K. Simon, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Neurology

Meharavan  Singh, PhD
University of North Texas health Science Center

Frank J. Slack, PhD
Yale University

Jeffrey S. Smith, PhD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Erik L. Snapp, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medical

John D. Sorkin, MD, PhD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Farzaneh  Sorond, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard

Alexander  Soukas, MD
Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Stephen M. Strittmatter, MD, PhD
Yale University

Randy  Strong, PhD
University of Health Sciences San Antonio

Yousin  Suh, PhD
Albert Einstein Col. of Medical

Patrick G. Sullivan, PhD
The University of Kentucky Chandler Col. of Medical

Nathalie  Sumien, PhD
University of North Texas HSC

Mark A. Supiano, MD
University of Utah

Karen L. Swisshelm, PhD
University of Colorado Denver

George E. Taffet, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Suzette D. Tardif, PhD
University of Health Sciences San Antonio
 
Nektarios  Tavernarakis, PhD
Hellas Medical School, University of Crete

J. Andrew  Taylor, PhD
Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Edmund  Teng, MD, PhD
UCLA Dept. of Neurology

Dellara F. Terry, MD, MPH
Kyruus

Nikolai  Timchenko, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Qiang  Tong, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

John G. Tower, PhD
University of Southern California

R. Scott  Turner, MD, PhD
Georgetown University Medical Center

Dennis A. Turner, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Zoltan  Ungvari, MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Linda  Van Eldik, PhD
University of Kentucky

Rachael  van Pelt, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Holly  Van Remmen, PhD
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Edouard  Vannier, PharmD, PhD
Tufts Medical Center

Ruben  Vidal, PhD
Indiana University School of Medical

Hongbing  Wang, PhD
Michigan State University

Xin  Wang, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Huber R. Warner, PhD

Gordon L. Warren, PhD
Georgia State University

Noah  Weisleder, PhD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Edward  Weiss, MSEd, PhD
Saint Louis University

Robert L. West, PhD
Iowa State University

Fletcher A. White, PhD
Indiana University School of Medical

John L. Woodard, PhD
Wayne State University

Dean T. Yamaguchi, MD, PhD
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Asma  Zaidi, PhD
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Biao  Zheng, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Yixian  Zheng, PhD
Carnegie Institution of Washington

Shuanhu  Zhou, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Nicholas  Ziats, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Sige  Zou, PhD
National Institute on Aging

Driss  Zoukhri, PhD
Tufts University
 

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