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 2017 Scientific Committees

AFAR Research Grant Selection Committee | New Investigator Award Selection Committee | BIG Selection Committee | Diamond/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows 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

Steven Austad, PhD, Chair
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Sean Curran, PhD
University of Southern California

Richard G.A. Faragher, PhD
University of Brighton

Helen Griffiths, PhD
University of Surrey

Daniel Promislow, PhD
University of Washington

 

New Investigator Award in Alzheimer's Disease Selection Committee

Beth Stutzmann, PhDChair
Rosalind Franklin University

Kim Green, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Orly Lazarov, PhD
The University of Illinois at Chicago

M. Paul Murphy, PhD
University of Kentucky

 

BIG Selection Committee

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

Derek Huffman, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

David Marcinek, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Jim Nelson, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Charlotte Peterson, PhD
University of Kentucky

 

The Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging Selection Committee

Jeremy Walston, MD, Chair
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Cynthia M. Carlsson, MD, MS
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Kejal Kantarci, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Sean Leng, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Christian Sell, PhD
Drexel University College of Medicine

 

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

Bruce Troen, MD, Chair
University at Buffalo - SUNY

Holly Brown-Borg, PhD
University of North Dakota

James Galvin, MD
Florida Atlantic University

Catherine Kaczorowski, PhD
The Jackson Laboratory

Nathan LeBrasseur, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

 

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

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

Consuelo Wilkins, MD
Vanderbilt University

Kristine Yaffe, MD
University of California, San Francisco

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

Kamal Masaki, MD
University of Hawaii

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

Danica Chen, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

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

Vyacheslav Labunskyy, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine

David Lombard, MD, PhD
University of Michigan

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

Paul Schmidt, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Shulman, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine


National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)

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 Ph.D., FACSM
West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Javier Apfeld, PhD
Northeastern University

Ottavio  Arancio M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University

Robert Arking Ph.D.
Wayne State University

Nicole Ashpole, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi

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

Lynda Bonewald, Ph.D.
Indiana University

Adele L. Boskey, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College

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

Mary Lou Caspers Ph.D.,
University of Detroit Mercy

Jane Cauley DrPH
University of Pittsburgh

Yung Chang Ph.D.
Arizona State University

Sandy Chang M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine

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

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

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

Ferenc Deak, MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma HSC

Lucian  Del Priore, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University

Nancy A. Dennis, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University

Luisa DiPietro, DDS, Ph.D
UIC College of Dentistry

Linda A. Dokas, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Anthony Donato, Ph.D.
University of Utah

Lily Q. Dong Ph.D.
UTHSCSA

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

Jeff C. Falcone Ph.D.
University of Louisville Health Sci. Cntr.

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

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

Jadwiga Giebultowicz Ph.D.
Oregon State University

Matthew Gill Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida

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

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

Alfred L. Goldberg Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

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

Malene Hansen Ph.D.
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Research Institute

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

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

Steve Horvath, Ph.D., Sc.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

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

Karen Hubbard Ph.D.
The City College of New York

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

Bradley Hyman M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital

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

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

Kailiang Jia MD, PhD
Florida Atlantic University

Robert Jilka Ph.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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

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

Kelly Jordan-Sciutto Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

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

George A. Kuchel M.D.
University of Connecticut Health Center

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

Vyacheslav M. Labunskyy Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine

Mary Jo LaDu Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Patrick Lajoie Ph.D.
The University of Western Ontario

Ashish Lal Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Bruce T. Lamb Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine

Thomas Lang Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Matthew  LaVoie Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Frank S. Lee M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

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

Lisa Lesniewski Ph.D.
University of Utah

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

Harry LeVine, III Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

Jonathan  Lin M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

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

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

Yie Liu Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging

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

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

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

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

Adam K. Pack Ph.D.
Utica College

Vassilios Papadopoulos DPharm, PhD
McGill University

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

Michael Petrascheck Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute

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

Olav Rueppell Ph.D.
University of North Carolina

Martin Sadowski M.D., Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine

Hiroshi Saito PhD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

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

David Schlessinger Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging, IRP

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 Ph.D.
University of Glasgow

Sudha Sharma, Ph.D.
Howard University

Zelton D. Sharp Ph.D.
UTHSCSA

Eric A. Shelden Ph.D.
Washington State University

Paul Shiels, Ph.D.
University of Glasgow

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

Einar Sigurdsson Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine

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

John Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Alexander Soukas M.D.
Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Joseph Starnes Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Yousin Suh Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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

Nathalie Sumien Ph.D.
University of North Texas HSC

Yuxiang Sun M.D., Ph.D.
Texas A&M University

Karen L. Swisshelm Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver

Suzette D. Tardif Ph.D.
UTHSCSA

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.
Genentech

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

Linda van Eldik PhD
University of Kentucky

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

Dean T. Yamaguchi M.D., Ph.D.
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Asma  Zaidi Ph.D.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Yixian Zheng Ph.D.
Carnegie Institution for Science

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

Nicholas  Ziats Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University

Driss  Zoukhri Ph.D.
Tufts University


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