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 2018 Scientific Committees

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty Selection Committee | New Investigator Award Selection Committee | BIG Selection Committee | Diamond/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards Selection Committee | Glenn Postdoctoral Fellows Selection Committee | Beeson Program Advisory Committee | AFAR Scholarships Selection Committee | National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)  

 

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty Selection Committee

Pinchas Cohen, MD, Chair
University of Southern California

Steve Austad, PhD
University of Alabama, Birmingham

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

Henri Jasper, PhD
The Buck Institute/Genentech

Salvo Oddo, PhD
Arizona State University School of Life Sciences

Yousin Suh, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine  

 

New Investigator Award in Alzheimer's Disease Selection Committee

Beth Stutzmann, PhDChair
Rosalind Franklin University

Kim Green, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Itamar Kahn, PhD
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

M. Paul Murphy, PhD
University of Kentucky

 

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research BIG Selection Committee

Charlotte Peterson, PhD, Chair
University of Kentucky

Lisa Ellerby, PhD
The Buck Institute

Veronica Galvan, PhD
UT Health San Antonio

Vera Gorbunova, PhD
University of Rochester

David Marcinek, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

 

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

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

Julie Glowacki, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Angela Jefferson, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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 Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Aging Research Selection Committee

Thomas Rando, Chair
Stanford University

Rozalyn Anderson, PhD
University of Wisconsin

Catherine Kaczorowski, PhD
The Jackson Laboratory

Edward Koo, MD
University of California, San Diego
and National University of Singapore

Meng Wang, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Ashley Webb, PhD
Brown University

 

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

Malaz Boustani, MD 
Indiana University School of Medicine

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

Wes Ely, MD, MPH, FCCP
Vanderbilt University

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

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

Consuelo Wilkins, MD
Vanderbilt University

Kristine Yaffe, MD
University of California, San Francisco

 

Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging Selection Committee

Paul Agris, PhD, Chair
Duke University School of Medicine

Todd Cohen, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Anna Csiszár MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Bess Frost, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Vyacheslav Labunskyy, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine

David Lombard, MD, PhD
University of Michigan

John Newman, MD, PhD
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
and University of California, San Francisco

 

National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)

Peter Adams, PhD, Glasgow University
Shawn Ahmed, PhD, University of North Carolina
Mikhail Alexeyev, PhD, University of South Alabama
Richard Altschuler, PhD, University of Michigan
Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Javier Apfeld, PhD, Northeastern University
Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD, Washington University
Ottavio Arancio, MD, PhD, Columbia University
Nicole Ashpole, PhD, University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy
Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Brian Bacskai, PhD, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Darren James Baker, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Joseph Baur, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Narayan Bhat, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Paula Bickford, PhD, University of South Florida
Gal Bitan, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Andrea Bodnar, PhD, Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute
Lynda Bonewald, PhD, Indiana University
Robert Brosh, Jr., PhD, NIA/NIH
Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, University of North Dakota SOM & Health Science
Anne Brunet, PhD, Stanford University
Christin Burd, PhD, Ohio State University
Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Christy Carter PhD, University of Florida
Jane Cauley, DrPH, University of Pittsburgh
Yung Chang, PhD, Arizona State University
Ved Chauhan, PhD, NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilites
Danica Chen, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Zheng Chen, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Wallace Chick, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
Harvey Jay Cohen, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Lucio Comai, PhD, University of Southern California
Cheryl Conover, PhD, Mayo Clinic College of Med.
Jon Corton, PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency
Kelvin Davies, PhD, University of Southern California
Abbe de Vallejo, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ferenc Deak, MD, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Lucian Del Priore, MD, PhD, Yale University
Fabio Demontis, PhD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Nancy Dennis, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Vishwa Dixit, DVM, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
Linda Dokas, PhD, University of Michigan
Anthony Donato, PhD, University of Utah
Peter Douglas, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Isabelle Draper, PhD, Tufts Medical Center, MCRI
Monica Driscoll, PhD, Rutgers University
Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, University of Melbourne
Atanu Duttaroy, PhD, Howard University
Joseph El Khoury, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Paul Eslinger, PhD, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
James Fadel, PhD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Roger Fielding, PhD, JMHNRC Tufts University
Els Fieremans, PhD, New York Univ. Sch. of Med.
Caleb Finch, PhD, University of Southern California
Mark Fisher, MD, University of California Irvine Medical Center
Alfred Fisher, MD, PhD, UTHSCSA
Tracy Fitzgerald, PhD, NIDCD/DIR/NIH
Thomas Flatt, PhD, University of Fribourg
Jerome Fleg, MD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH
Sebastian Fugmann, PhD, Chang Gung University
David Gardiner, PhD, University of California, Irvine
Arjumand Ghazi, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Jadwiga Giebultowicz, PhD, Oregon State University
Matthew Gill, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida
Thomas Gill, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Julie Glowacki, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Todd Golde, MD, PhD, University of Florida
Scott Gordon, PhD, Kennesaw State University
Andrea Gore, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Jorg Goronzy, MD, PhD, Emory University
Cheryl Grady, PhD, Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest
Kim Green, PhD, University of California, Irvine
Eric Greer, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston
Lisbet Haglund, PhD, Montreal General Hospital
Marcia Haigis, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey Hausdorff, MSME, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Cole Haynes, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Laura Haynes, PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center
Denise Head, PhD, Washington University
Janet Henderson, PhD, Research Institute- McGill University Health Centre
Ahmad Heydari, PhD, Wayne State University
Jason Hinman, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Fuki Hisama, MD, University of Washington
Steve Horvath, PhD, ScD, University of California, Los Angeles
Darlene Howard, PhD, Georgetown University
Eric Howard, PhD, Univ. of Oklahoma HSC
Ao-Lin Hsu, PhD, University of Michigan
Patrick Hu, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Xudong Huang, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Karen Hubbard, PhD, The City College of New York
Robert 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
Kailiang Jia, MD, PhD, Florida Atlantic University
Leanne Jones, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Jan Karlseder, PhD, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Jason Karpac, PhD, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Rajesh Khanna, PhD, University of Arizona
Konstantin Khrapko, PhD, Northeastern University
Mark Kindy, PhD, University of South Florida College of Pharmacy
Amos Korczyn, MD, MSc, Tel Aviv University
Deborah Kristan, PhD, California State University San Marcos
George Kuchel, MD, University of Connecticut Health Center
Albert La Spada, MD, PhD, FACMG, University of California, San Diego
Vyacheslav Labunskyy, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
Mary Jo LaDu, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Patrick Lajoie, PhD, The University of Western Ontario
Ashish Lal, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Bruce Lamb, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dudley Lamming, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas Lang, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Matthew LaVoie, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Frank Lee, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
William Lee, PhD, The David Axelrod Institute
Menq-jer Lee, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD, University of Florida
Sean Leng, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Lisa Lesniewski, PhD, University of Utah
Rodney Levine, MD, PhD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Harry LeVine, III, PhD, University of Kentucky
Sergiy Libert, PhD, Cornell University
Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
Su-Ju Lin, PhD, University of California, Davis
Rui-Ming Liu, MD, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Richard Loeser, Jr., MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jianyuan Luo, PhD, Peking University Health Science Center
Fernando Macian, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kathy Magnusson, DVM, PhD, Oregon State University
William Mair, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health
Goldis Malek, PhD, Duke University, Albert Eye Research Institute
David Marcinek, PhD, University of Washington Medical Center
Mitch McVey, PhD, Tufts University
Alicia Melendez, PhD, Queens College-CUNY
Keir Menzies, PhD, University of Ottawa Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences
Dana Miller, PhD, University of Washington
James Mitchell, PhD, Harvard University
David Morgan, PhD, Michigan State University
Shin Murakami, PhD, Touro University-California
M. Paul Murphy, PhD, University of Kentucky
Radhika Muzumdar, MD, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Tim Nagy, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
James Nelson, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, University of Minnsota
Kristy Nielson, PhD, Marquette University
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian, PhD, University of Kentucky
Philipp Oberdoerffer, PhD, National Cancer Institute/NIH
Bradley Olwin, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
David 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 Pack, PhD, Utica College
Satchidananda Panda, PhD, Salk Institute
Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, University of Southern California
Amy Pasquinelli, PhD, University of California, San Diego
Hemal Patel, PhD, University of California, San Diego
Viviana Perez, PhD, Oregon State University
Daniel Perl, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Robert Petersen, PhD, Central Michigan University
Daniel Peterson, PhD, Rosalind Franklin University of Med. & Science
Michael Petrascheck, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute
Scott Pletcher, PhD, University of Michigan
Daniel Promislow, DPhil, University of Washington
Jacob Raber, PhD, ONPRC, Oregon Health & Science University
Peter Rabinovitch, MD, PhD, University of Washington
Jon Ramsey, PhD, University of California
Qitao Ran, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
P. Hemachandra Reddy, PhD, Texas Tech University Health Science Center
May Reed, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
Michael Rich, MD, Washington University School of Medicine
Russell Richardson, PhD, University of Utah
Arlan Richardson, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Paul Robbins, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida
Jack Rogers, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Edwin Rubel, PhD, University of Washington
Olav Rueppell, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Martin Sadowski, MD, PhD, New York University School of Medicine
Hiroshi Saito, PhD, University of Kentucky Col. of Med.
Adam Salmon, PhD, Barshop Institute/UTHSCSA
Paul Salvaterra, PhD, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Andrew Samuelson, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center
Ann Marie Schmidt, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center
Steven Schreiber, MD, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Michael Seidman, PhD, LMG/NIA/NIH
Christian Sell, PhD, Drexel University
Colin Selman, PhD, University of Glasgow
Sudha Sharma, PhD, Howard University
Zelton Sharp, PhD, UTHSCSA
Eric Shelden, PhD, Washington State University
Paul Shiels, PhD, University of Glasgow
Alan Shiels, PhD, Washington University Sch. of Med.
Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD, USDA, HNRCA at Tufts University
Josh Shulman, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Einar Sigurdsson, PhD, New York University School of Medicine
Meharavan Singh, PhD, Univ. of North Texas Health Science Center
Erik Snapp, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
William Sonntag, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
John Sorkin, MD, PhD, Univ. of Maryland Sch. of Med, Div. of Gerontology
Alexander Soukas, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Joseph Starnes, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Randy Strong, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center
Yousin Suh, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Patrick Sullivan, PhD, The University of Kentucky Chandler College of Medicine
Nathalie Sumien, PhD, University of North Texas HSC
Yuxiang Sun, MD, PhD, Texas A&M University
Mark Supiano, MD, University of Utah
Karen Swisshelm, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
Nektarios Tavernarakis, PhD, Hellas Medical School, University of Crete
J. Andrew Taylor, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Hospital Cambridge
Qiang Tong, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
John Tower, PhD, University of Southern California
Kelly Tremblay, PhD, University of Washington
R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center
Dennis Turner, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Zoltan Ungvari, MD, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dario Riccardo Valenzano, PhD, Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing
Linda Van Eldik, PhD, University of Kentucky
Holly Van Remmen, PhD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Marc Vermulst, MSc, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Ruben Vidal, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
David Vilchez, PhD, CECAD, University of Cologne
Amy Wagers, PhD, Harvard University
Meng Wang, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Xin Wang, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Huber Warner, PhD 
Gordon Warren, PhD, Georgia State University
Ashley Webb, PhD, Brown University
Noah Weisleder, PhD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Edward Weiss, MSEd, PhD, Saint Louis University
Fletcher White, PhD, Indiana University Sch. of Med.
John Woodard, PhD, Wayne State University
Dean Yamaguchi, MD, PhD, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Andrew Yoo, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine
Yixian Zheng, PhD, Carnegie Institution for Science
Shuanhu Zhou, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Nicholas Ziats, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Driss Zoukhri, PhD, Tufts University


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