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 2016 Scientific Committees

AFAR Research Grant Selection Committee | New Investigator Award Selection Committee | BIG 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

Sean Curran, PhD
University of Southern California

Brian Kennedy, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Richard Miller, MD, PhD
University of Michigan

Coleen Murphy, PhD
Princeton University

David Sinclair, PhD
Harvard Medical School

 

New Investigator Award in Alzheimer's Disease Selection Committee

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

Kim Green, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Orly Lazarov, PhD
The University of Illinois at Chicago

Beth Stutzmann, PhD
Rosalind Franklin University

 

BIG Selection Committee

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

James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic

David Marcinek, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

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

Charlotte Peterson, PhD
University of Kentucky

 

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

Norman Sharpless, MD, Chair
University of North Carolina

James Galvin, MD
Florida Atlantic University

Margaret Goodell, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Salvatore Oddo, PhD
Arizona State University

Bruce Troen, MD
University at Buffalo – SUNY

Jeremy Walston, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Program Advisory Committee for the Beeson Career Development Award

Thomas Gill, MDChair
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

Kamal Masaki, MD
University of Hawaii

Lillian Min, MD, MSHS
University of Michigan

Alexander Smith, MD, MS, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Kathleen Unroe, MD
Indiana University

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

Rebecca Butcher, PhD
University of Florida

Danica Chen, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

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

John Newman, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Joshua Shulman, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)

Martin L. Adamo Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Peter D. Adams Ph.D.
Glasgow University

Shawn C. Ahmed Ph.D.
University of North Carolina

Mikhail Alexeyev Ph.D.
University of South Alabama

Richard A. Altschuler Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Stephen E. Alway PhD, FACSM
West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Robert Arking Ph.D.
Wayne State University

David L. Armstrong Ph.D.
NIEHS/NIH

Craig S. Atwood Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brian J. Bacskai Ph.D.
MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Joseph A. Baur Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Narayan Bhat Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

Gal Bitan Ph.D.
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Rolf Bodmer Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Andrea Bodnar Ph.D.
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Robert M. Brosh, Jr. Ph.D.
NIA/NIH

Cathy S. Carlson D.V.M., Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine

S. Thomas Carmichael M.D., Ph.D.
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Christy S. Carter Ph.D.
University of Florida

Jane Cauley DrPH
University of Pittsburgh

Abha Chauhan Ph.D.
NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

Zheng-Yi Chen Ph.D.
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Danica Chen Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Kewei Chen Ph.D.
Banner Alzheimer's Institute

Wallace S. Chick Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver

James Chrobak Ph.D.
University of Connecticut

Dennis O. Clegg Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Lucio Comai Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Kevin Conley Ph.D.
University of Washington Medical Center

Cheryl A. Conover Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Jon C. Corton Ph.D.
US Environmental Protection Agency

David H. Cribbs Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine

Abbe N. de Vallejo Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Ferenc Deak MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma HSC

Luisa DiPietro DDS, Ph.D
UIC College of Dentistry

Linda A. Dokas Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Isabelle Draper Ph.D.
Tufts Medical Center, MCRI

Monica Driscoll Ph.D.
Rutgers University

Gustavo Duque M.D., Ph.D.
University of Melbourne

Atanu Duttaroy Ph.D.
Howard University

Jerri Edwards Ph.D.
University of South Florida

Joseph El Khoury M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Paul J. Eslinger Ph.D.
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Anne Etgen Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

James R. Fadel Ph.D.
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Roger A. Fielding Ph.D.
JMHNRC Tufts University

Els Fieremans Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine

Caleb Finch Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Alfred L. Fisher M.D., Ph.D.
UTHSCSA

Mark J. Fisher M.D.
UC Irvine Medical Center

Tracy S. Fitzgerald Ph.D.
NIDCD/DIR/NIH

Thomas Flatt Ph.D.
University of Lausanne

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

Daniel E. Forman M.D., FACC, FAHA
University of Pittsburgh

Sonia Franco M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Sebastian D. Fugmann Ph.D.
Chang Gung University

Veronica Galvan Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

David M. Gardiner Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine

Jadwiga Giebultowicz Ph.D.
Oregon State University

Thomas M. Gill M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine

Julie Glowacki Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Scott E. Gordon Ph.D.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Andrea C. Gore Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin

Cheryl Grady Ph.D.
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest

Lisbet A. Haglund Ph.D.
Montreal General Hospital

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

Laura Haynes Ph.D.
University of Connecticut Health Center

Cole M. Haynes Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Denise  Head Ph.D.
Washington University

Jean Hebert Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Janet E. Henderson Ph.D.
Research Institute- McGill University Health Centre

Ahmad R. Heydari Ph.D.
Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute

Fuki M. Hisama M.D.
University of Washington

Lap Ho Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Darlene V. Howard Ph.D.
Georgetown University

Ao-Lin Hsu Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Patrick J. Hu M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan Medical School

Xudong Huang Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital

Ting-Ting Huang Ph.D.
Stanford University and VA Palo Alto

Robert E. Hurst Ph.D.
Oklahoma Univ. Health Sciences Center

Yuji Ikeno M.D., Ph.D.
UTHSCSA

Shin-ichiro Imai M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

Jean-Pierre Issa M.D.
Temple University

Kailiang Jia MD, PhD
Florida Atlantic University

Thomas E. Johnson Ph.D.
University of Colorado at Boulder

Leanne Jones Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Aleksey G. Kazantsev Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital

Rajesh Khanna Ph.D.
University of Arizona

Konstantin Khrapko Ph.D.
Northeastern University

Mark S. Kindy Ph.D.
University of South Florida College of Pharmacy

Dalane W. Kitzman M.D.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Amos Korczyn MD, MSc
Tel Aviv University

Deborah Kristan Ph.D.
California State University San Marcos

Albert La Spada M.D., Ph.D., FACMG
University of California, San Diego

Ashish Lal Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Bruce T. Lamb Ph.D.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Menq-jer Lee PhD
Wayne State University School of Medicine

William T. Lee Ph.D.
The David Axelrod Institute

Sean X. Leng M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Rodney L. Levine M.D., Ph.D.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Harry LeVine, III Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

Su-Ju Lin Ph.D.
University of California, Davis

Rui-Ming Liu M.D., Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jianyuan Luo Ph.D.
Peking University Health Science Center

Fernando Macian M.D., Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kathy R. Magnusson DVM, PhD
Oregon State University

Goldis Malek Ph.D.
Duke University, Albert Eye Research Institute

David Marcinek Ph.D.
University of Washington Medical Center

Ronen Marmorstein Ph.D.
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Julie Mattison Ph.D.
NIA/NIH

Mitch McVey Ph.D.
Tufts University

Alicia Melendez Ph.D.
Queens College-CUNY

Daniel Michaelson PhD
Tel Aviv University

Dana L. Miller Ph.D.
University of Washington

David G. Morgan Ph.D.
University of South Florida

Raul Mostoslavsky MD, PhD
The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Shin Murakami Ph.D.
Touro University-California

M. Paul Murphy Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

Radhika H. Muzumdar M.D.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Tim R. Nagy Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham

James F. Nelson Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center

Kristy Nielson PhD
Marquette University

Janko Nikolich-Zugich M.D., Ph.D.
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Mariana N. Nikolova-Karakashian Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

Sergey Nuzhdin Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Philipp Oberdoerffer Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute/NIH

Bradley Olwin Ph.D.
University of Colorado Boulder

David K. Orren Ph.D.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Junko Oshima M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine

Mary Ann Ottinger Ph.D.
University of Houston

Vassilios Papadopoulos DPharm, PhD
McGill University

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

Hemal H. Patel Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

Daniel P. Perl M.D.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Robert B. Petersen Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University

Daniel A. Peterson Ph.D.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medical & Science

Scott Pletcher Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Jacob Raber Ph.D.
ONPRC Oregon Health & Science University

Jon J. Ramsey Ph.D.
University of California

Qitao Ran Ph.D.
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Ravi Ranjan Ph.D.
UTHSCSA

P. Hemachandra Reddy Ph.D.
Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Christiane Reitz M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University

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

Michael Rich M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

Russell S. Richardson Ph.D.
University of Utah

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

Jack Rogers Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Edwin W Rubel PhD
University of Washington

Hiroshi Saito PhD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

David Salat Ph.D.
MGH/Harvard Medical School

Adam Salmon Ph.D.
Barshop Institute/UTHSCSA

Paul M. Salvaterra Ph.D.
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Kumar Sambamurti Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

Andrew Samuelson PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center

Nanette Santoro M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Ann Marie Schmidt M.D.
NYU Langone Medical Center

Steven S. Schreiber M.D.
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Michael M. Seidman Ph.D.
LMG/NIA/NIH

Christian Sell Ph.D.
Drexel University

Colin Selman PhD
University of Glasgow

Zelton D. Sharp Ph.D.
UTHSCSA

Eric A. Shelden Ph.D.
Washington State University

Barbara Shukitt-Hale Ph.D.
USDA, HNRCA at Tufts University

Meharavan Singh Ph.D.
University of North Texas health Science Center

Inna Slutsky Ph.D.
Tel Aviv University

Erik L. Snapp Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Farzaneh Sorond M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Alexander Soukas MD
Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Randy Strong Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center

Yousin Suh Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Patrick G. Sullivan Ph.D.
The University of Kentucky Chandler College of Medicine

Mark A. Supiano M.D.
University of Utah

Nektarios Tavernarakis PhD
Hellas Medical School, University of Crete

J. Andrew Taylor Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Hospital Cambridge

Edmond Teng M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Qiang Tong Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

John G. Tower Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Kelly L. Tremblay Ph.D.
University of Washington

R. Scott Turner M.D., Ph.D.
Georgetown University Medical Center

Dennis A. Turner M.D.
Duke University Medical Center

Rachael van Pelt PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Holly Van Remmen Ph.D.
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Edouard Vannier PharmD, Ph.D.
Tufts Medical Center

Ruben Vidal Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine

Amy Wagers Ph.D.
Harvard University

Xin Wang Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Hongbing Wang Ph.D.
Michigan State University

Huber R. Warner Ph.D.

Gordon L. Warren Ph.D.
Georgia State University

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

Edward Weiss MSEd, Ph.D.
Saint Louis University

Fletcher A. White Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine

John L. Woodard Ph.D.
Wayne State University

Biao Zheng M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

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


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