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 2015 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

Pinchas Cohen, MD, Chair
University of Southern California

Sandy Chang, MD, PhD
Yale University

Sean Curran, PhD
University of Southern California

Jennifer Garrison, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Nathan LeBrasseur, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Nicolas Musi, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

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

Arlan Richardson, PhD, Chair
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Susan V. Brooks, PhD
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Kim Green, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Peter Hornsby, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

 

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

Norman Sharpless, MD Chair
University of North Carolina

Anne Cappola, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Margaret Goodell, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

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

Grace (Beth) Stutzmann, PhD
Rosalind Franklin University

Bruce Troen, MD
University at Buffalo - SUNY

 

Program Advisory Committee for the Beeson Career Development Award

Thomas Gill, MD Chair
Yale University School of Medicine

Liana Apostolova, MD, MSc., FAAN
Indiana University School of Medicine

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

Wes Ely, MD, MPH, FCCP
Vanderbilt University

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

Mark Lachs, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Alison Moore, MD, MPH
University of California, San Diego

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

 

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

Julie Bynum, MD, Chair
Dartmouth Medical School

Theodore Johnson, MD, MPH
Emory University

George Kuchel, MD, CM, FRCP, AGSF
University of Connecticut Center on Aging

Kamal Masaki, MD
University of Hawaii

Lillian Min, MD, MSHS
University of Michigan

Kathleen Unroe, MD
Indiana University

 

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

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

Danica Chen, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

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

William Ja, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute

Joshua Shulman, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

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

 

National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)

Martin L. Adamo, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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

Richard A. Altschuler, PhD
University of Michigan

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

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD
University of Kentucky College of Medical

Ottavio Arancio, MD, PhD
Columbia University

Robert Arking, PhD
Wayne State University

David L. Armstrong, PhD
NIEHS/NIH

Craig S. Atwood, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brian J. Bacskai, PhD
MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Joseph A. Baur, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Narayan Bhat, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Paula C. Bickford, PhD
University of South Florida

Gal Bitan, PhD
David Geffen School of Medical at UCLA

Rolf Bodmer, PhD
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Andrea Bodnar, PhD
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Lynda Bonewald, PhD
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Adele L. Boskey, PhD
Weill Medical College

Charles M. Brenner, PhD
University of Iowa

Robert M. Brosh, Jr., PhD
NIA/NIH

Annadora J. Bruce-Keller, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center/LSU

Anne Brunet, PhD
Stanford University

Rochelle Buffenstein, PhD
UTHSCSA

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

Cathy S. Carlson, D.V.M.,PhD
University of Minnesota, College of Vet. 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

Yung Chang, PhD
Arizona State University

Abha Chauhan, PhD
NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

Zheng-Yi Chen, PhD
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Danica Chen, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Kewei Chen, PhD
Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Wallace S. Chick, PhD
University of Colorado Denver

James Chrobak, PhD
University of Connecticut

Dennis O. Clegg, PhD
University of California, Santa Barbara

Harvey Jay Cohen, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Lucio Comai, PhD
University of Southern California

Kevin Conley, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Cheryl A. Conover, PhD
Mayo Clinic College of Medical

Jon C. Corton, PhD
US Environmental Protection Agency

David H. Cribbs, PhD
University of California, Irvine

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

Luisa DiPietro, DDS, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry

Linda A. Dokas, PhD
University of Michigan

Anthony Donato, PhD
University of Utah

Lily Q. Dong, PhD
UTHSCSA

Isabelle Draper, PhD
Tufts Medical Center, MCRI

Monica Driscoll, PhD
Rutgers University

Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD
University of Syndney - Sydney Medical School Nepean

Atanu Duttaroy, PhD
Howard University

Jerri Edwards, PhD
University of South Florida

Joseph El Khoury, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Paul J. Eslinger, PhD
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Anne Etgen, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medical

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

Jeff C. Falcone, PhD
University of Louisville Health Science 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
UTHSCSA

Tracy S. Fitzgerald, PhD
NIDCD/DIR/NIH

Thomas Flatt, PhD
University of Lausanne

Jerome L. Fleg, MD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH

Daniel E. Forman, MD, FACC, FAHA
University of Pittsburgh

Sonia Franco, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Sebastian D. Fugmann, PhD
Chang Gung University

Ken-ichiro Fukuchi, MD, PhD
University of Illinois, College of Medical at Peoria

Veronica Galvan, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

David M. Gardiner, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Jadwiga Giebultowicz, PhD
Oregon State University

Thomas M. Gill, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Matthew Gill, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida

Julie Glowacki, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Jonathan P. Godbout, PhD
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

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

Cheryl Grady, PhD
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest

Ann-Charlotte Granholm, PhD, D.D.S.
Medical University of South Carolina

Faith M. Gunning-Dixon, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Lisbet A. Haglund, PhD
Montreal General Hospital

Jeffrey B. Halter, MD
University of Michigan Hospitals

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

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

Darlene V. Howard, PhD
Georgetown University

Eric W. Howard, PhD
University of Oklahoma HSC

Ao-Lin Hsu, PhD
University of Michigan

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

Xudong Huang, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

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

Karen Hubbard, PhD
The City College of New York

Robert E. Hurst, PhD
Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center

Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Yuji Ikeno, MD, PhD
UTHSCSA

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

Jean-Pierre Issa, MD
Temple University

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

Leanne Jones, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Kelly Jordan-Sciutto, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Pankaj Kapahi, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

David Karasik, PhD
Hebrew SeniorLife

Aleksey G. Kazantsev, PhD
Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital

Elizabeth A. Kensinger, PhD
Boston College

Rajesh Khanna, PhD
University of Arizona

Konstantin Khrapko, PhD
Northeastern University

Stuart K. Kim, PhD
Stanford University

Mark S. Kindy, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

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 San Marcos

George A. Kuchel, MD
University of Connecticut Health Center

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

Matthew LaVoie, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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

Frank S. Lee, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

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

Hao Li, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Su-Ju Lin, PhD
University of California, Davis

Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego

Robert D. Lindeman, MD
The University of New Mexico

Phyllis-Jean Linton, PhD
San Diego State University

Yie Liu, PhD
National Institute on Aging

Rui-Ming Liu, MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jianyuan Luo, PhD
University of Maryland Baltimore

Fernando Macian, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kathy R. Magnusson, DVM, PhD
Oregon State University

Goldis Malek, PhD
Duke University, Albert Eye Research Institute

David Marcinek, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Ronen Marmorstein, PhD
The Wistar Institute

Michal Masternak, PhD
University of Central Florida College of Medical

Julie Mattison, PhD
National Institute on Aging

Mitch McVey, PhD
Tufts University

Alicia Melendez, PhD
Queens College-CUNY

Daniel Michaelson, PhD
Tel Aviv University

Dana L. Miller, PhD
University of Washington

David G. Morgan, PhD
University of South Florida

Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD
The Massachusetts General Hospital 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 Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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

Tim R. Nagy, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

James F. Nelson, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center

Peter Nelson, MD, PhD
University of Kentucky

Kristy Nielson, PhD
Marquette University

Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD
University of Arizona College of Medical

Mariana N. Nikolova-Karakashian, PhD
University of Kentucky

Sergey Nuzhdin, PhD
University of Southern California

Philipp Oberdoerffer, PhD
National Cancer Institute/NIH

Bradley Olwin, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder

William C. Orr, PhD
Southern Methodist University

David K. Orren, PhD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Junko Oshima, MD, PhD
University of Washington School of Medicine

Mary Ann Ottinger, PhD
University of Houston

Adam K. Pack, PhD
Utica College

Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD
McGill University

Linda Partridge, DPhil
Institute of Healthy Ageing, and GEE, UCL

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

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

Robert B. Petersen, PhD
Case Western Reserve Unviersity

Daniel A. Peterson, PhD
Rosalind Franklin University of Medical & Science

Michael Petrascheck, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute

Christian J. Pike, PhD
University of Southern California

Scott Pletcher, PhD
University of Michigan

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
UTHSCSA

P. Hemachandra Reddy, PhD
Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Christiane Reitz, MD, PhD
Columbia University

Jun Ren, MD, PhD, FAHA
University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences

Michael Rich, MD
Washington University School of Medical

Russell S. Richardson, PhD
University of Utah

Paul D. Robbins, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida

Jack Rogers, PhD
Harvard Medical School

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 College of Medical

David Salat, PhD
MGH/Harvard Medical School

Adam Salmon, PhD
Barshop Institute/UTHSCSA

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 School of Medicine

David Schlessinger, PhD
National Institute on Aging, IRP

Marion Schmidt, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ann Marie Schmidt, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center

Steven S. Schreiber, MD
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Michael M. Seidman, PhD
LMG/NIA/NIH

Christian Sell, PhD
Drexel University

Colin Selman, PhD
University of Glasgow

Zelton D. Sharp, PhD
UTHSCSA

Norman E. Sharpless, MD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Eric A. Shelden, PhD
Washington State University

Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD
USDA, HNRCA at Tufts University

Einar Sigurdsson, PhD
New York University Langone Medical Center

David K. Simon, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Meharavan Singh, PhD
University of North Texas health Science Center

Frank J. Slack, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Inna Slutsky, PhD
Tel Aviv University

Erik L. Snapp, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

John D. Sorkin, MD, PhD
University of Maryland School of Med, Div. of Gerontology

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

Alexander Soukas, MD
Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Dan F. Spandau, PhD
Indiana University School of Medical

Joseph W. Starnes, PhD
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Randy Strong, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center

Grace (Beth) Stutzmann, PhD
Rosalind Franklin University

Yousin Suh, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Patrick G. Sullivan, PhD
The University of Kentucky Chandler College of Medicine

Nathalie Sumien, PhD
University of North Texas HSC

Yuxiang Sun, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Mark A. Supiano, MD
University of Utah

Karen L. Swisshelm, PhD
University of Colorado Denver

Suzette D. Tardif, PhD
UTHSCSA

Nektarios Tavernarakis, PhD
Hellas Medical School, University of Crete

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

Edmond Teng, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Darryl G. Thelen, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Qiang Tong, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

John G. Tower, PhD
University of Southern California

Kelly L. Tremblay, PhD
University of Washington

Dennis A. Turner, MD
Duke University Medical Center

R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Georgetown University Medical 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

Eric Verdin, MD
Gladstone Institutes/UCSF

Ruben Vidal, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Amy Wagers, PhD
Harvard University

Xin Wang, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Hongbing Wang, PhD
Michigan State University

Huber R. Warner, PhD

Gordon L. Warren, PhD
Georgia State University

Noah Weisleder, PhD
Ohio State University Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

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

Yixian Zheng, PhD
Carnegie Institution of Washington

Biao Zheng, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

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

Nicholas Ziats, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Barry R. Zirkin, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Ming-Hui Zou, MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Driss Zoukhri, PhD
Tufts University


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