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 2019 Scientific Committees

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty Selection Committee | BIG Selection Committee | Diamond/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards Selection Committee | Glenn Postdoctoral Fellows Selection Committee | Beeson Program Advisory Committee | Kalman/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

Yousin Suh, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine  

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

 

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research BIG Selection Committee

Charlotte Peterson, PhD, Chair
University of Kentucky

Judy Campisi, PhD
The Buck Institute

Veronica Galvan, PhD
UT Health San Antonio

David Marcinek, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Satchidananda Panda, MD
Salk Institute

Jan Van Deursen, PhD
Mayo Clinic

 

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

William Hu, MD, PhD
Emory University

Angela Jefferson, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

George Kuchel, MD
University of Connecticut

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

 

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

Thomas Rando, Chair
Stanford University

Shin-Ichiro Imai, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Marc Vermulst, PhD
University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology

Saul Villeda, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

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

 

Kalman/AFAR 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

Radoslaw Dobrowolski, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Vyacheslav Labunskyy, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine

Scott Leiser, PhD
University of Michigan

Paul Hasty, DVM
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

 

National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC)

Shawn Ahmed Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Mikhail Alexeyev Ph.D., University of South Alabama
Richard Altschuler Ph.D., University of Michigan
Rozalyn Anderson Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Javier Apfeld PhD, Northeastern University
Rajendra Apte MD, PhD, Washington University
Robert Arking Ph.D., Wayne State University
Nicole Ashpole PhD, University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy
Kaveh Ashrafi PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Steven Austad PhD, University of Alabama Birmingham
Brian Bacskai Ph.D., MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Darren Baker PhD, Mayo Clinic
Marcas Bamman PhD ,University of Alabama at Birmingham
Joseph Baur Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Narayan Bhat Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Paula Bickford Ph.D. ,University of South Florida
Gal Bitan Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Rolf Bodmer Ph.D., Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Andrea Bodnar Ph.D., Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute
Olivier Boutaud PhD, Vanderbilt University
Robert Brosh, Jr. Ph.D., National Insitute of Aging/NIH
Holly Brown-Borg Ph.D., University of North Dakota, School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Christin Burd PhD, Ohio State University
Dongsheng Cai MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
S. Thomas Carmichael M.D., Ph.D., Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Greg Cartee Ph.D,. University of Michigan
Christy Carter Ph.D. ,University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jane Cauley DrPH, University of Pittsburgh
Yung Chang Ph.D., Arizona State University
Zheng Chen PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Danica Chen Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Zheng-Yi Chen Ph.D., Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Wallace Chick Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver
James Chrobak Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Dennis Clegg Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Harvey Jay Cohen M.D., Duke University Medical Center
Lucio Comai Ph.D., University of Southern California
Cheryl Conover Ph.D., Mayo Clinic College of Med.
Jon Corton Ph.D., US Environmental Protection Agency
Anna Csiszar M.D., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Ana Maria Cuervo M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Abbe de Vallejo Ph.D. ,University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ferenc Deak MD, PhD University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Lucian Del Priore M.D., Ph.D., Yale University
Fabio Demontis Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Luisa DiPietro DDS, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry
Vishwa Dixit DVM, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
Radoslaw Dobrowolski PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Peter Douglas PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
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
Paul Eslinger Ph.D., Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Anne Etgen Ph.D., Albert Einstein Col. of Med.
James Fadel Ph.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Roger Fielding Ph.D., JMHNRC Tufts University
Els Fieremans Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine
Mark Fisher M.D., University of California Irvine Medical Center
Alfred Fisher M.D., Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Tracy Fitzgerald Ph.D., The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/NIH
Thomas Flatt Ph.D., University of Fribourg
Jerome Fleg M.D., National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH
Bess Frost PhD ,University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Sebastian Fugmann Ph.D., Chang Gung University
David Gardiner Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Arjumand Ghazi Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Jadwiga Giebultowicz Ph.D., Oregon State University
Matthew Gill Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida
Thomas Gill M.D., Yale University School of Medicine
Julie Glowacki Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
Todd Golde M.D., Ph.D., University of Florida
Scott Gordon Ph.D., Kennesaw State University
Andrea Gore Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Jorg Goronzy M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
Cheryl Grady Ph.D., Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest
Kim Green PhD, University of California, Irvine
Eric Greer PhD, Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston
Lisbet Haglund Ph.D., Montreal General Hospital
Marcia Haigis Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Malene Hansen Ph.D., Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Research Institute
Paul Hasty D.V.M., University of Texas Health Sscience Center, San Antonio
Jeffrey Hausdorff MSME, Ph.D., Rush University/Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Laura Haynes Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Denise Head Ph.D., Washington University
Janet Henderson Ph.D., Research Institute- McGill University Health Centre
Jason Hinman MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Fuki Hisama M.D., University of Washington
Steve Horvath PhD, ScD, University of California, Los Angeles
Eric Howard Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Ao-Lin Hsu Ph.D., University of Michigan
Patrick Hu M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Ting-Ting Huang Ph.D., Stanford Univ. and VA Palo Alto
Xudong Huang Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Karen Hubbard Ph.D., The City College of New York
Robert Hurst Ph.D., Oklahoma Univ. Health Sciences Center
Bradley Hyman M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Yuji Ikeno M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Shin-ichiro Imai M.D., Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine
Kailiang Jia MD, PhD, Florida Atlantic University
Leanne Jones Ph.D., 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 Ph.D., University of Arizona
Konstantin Khrapko Ph.D., Northeastern University
Mark Kindy Ph.D., University of South Florida College of Pharmacy
Dalane Kitzman M.D., Wake Forest Univ. Sch. of Med.
Mark Kleinman MD, Eastern Tennessee State University
Amos Korczyn MD, MSc, Tel Aviv University
Deborah Kristan Ph.D., California State University San Marcos
George Kuchel M.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Albert La Spada M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Vyacheslav 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
Aparna Lakkaraju PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Ashish Lal Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, NIH
Dudley Lamming Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas Lang Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Ian Lanza Ph.D., Mayo Clinic
Jan LaRocque PhD, Georgetown University
Frank Lee M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
William Lee Ph.D., The David Axelrod Institute
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh Ph.D., University of Florida
Scott Leiser Ph.D., University of Washington
Sean Leng M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Leritz PhD, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System/Harvard University
Lisa Lesniewski Ph.D., University of Utah
Rodney Levine M.D., Ph.D., National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Harry LeVine, III Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Sergiy Libert Ph.D. Calico
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
Richard Loeser, Jr. M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jianyuan Luo Ph.D., Peking University Health Science Center
Yao-Ying Ma MD, PhD, Indiana University
Fernando Macian M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kathy Magnusson DVM, PhD, Oregon State University
William Mair Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health
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
Gad Marshall MD, Harvard Medical School
Mitch McVey Ph.D., Tufts University
Alicia Melendez Ph.D., Queens College-CUNY
Dana Miller Ph.D., University of Washington
Benjamin Miller PhD, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Anthony Molina PhD. University of California, San Diego
David Morgan Ph.D., Michigan State University
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 Muzumdar M.D., Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Tim Nagy Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
James Nelson Ph.D. ,University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
John Newman MD, PhD, Buck Institute and UCSF
Laura Niedernhofer M.D., Ph.D., University of Minnsota
Kristy Nielson PhD, Marquette University
Janko Nikolich-Zugich M.D., Ph.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine
Mariana Nikolova-Karakashian Ph.D., University of Kentucky
David Orren Ph.D., University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Mary Ann Ottinger Ph.D., University of Houston
Vassilios Papadopoulos DPharm, PhD, University of Southern California
Linda Partridge DPhil, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
Amy Pasquinelli PhD, University of California, San Diego
Hemal Patel Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Viviana Perez Ph.D., Oregon State University
Daniel Perl M.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Robert Petersen Ph.D., Central Michigan University
Daniel Peterson Ph.D., Rosalind Franklin University of Med. & Science
Charlotte Peterson Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Michael Petrascheck Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute
Scott Pletcher Ph.D., University of Michigan
Daniel Promislow D.Phil., University of Washington
Jacob Raber Ph.D. ONPRC, Oregon Health & Science Univ.
Peter Rabinovitch MD, PhD, Univ. of Washington
Jon Ramsey Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Qitao Ran Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
P. Hemachandra Reddy Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Science Center
May Reed M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine
Michael Rich M.D., Washington University School of Medicine
Arlan Richardson Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Russell Richardson Ph.D., University of Utah
Paul Robbins Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida
Jack Rogers Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Edwin Rubel PhD, University of Washington
Olav Rueppell Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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
Paul Salvaterra Ph.D., Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Kumar Sambamurti Ph.D., Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Andrew Samuelson PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center
Nanette Santoro M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine
Deepa Sathyaseelan Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Steven Schreiber M.D., University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Michael Seidman Ph.D., Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology/National Insitute on Aging/NIH
Colin Selman PhD, University of Glasgow
Sudha Sharma PhD, Howard University
Zelton Sharp Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Eric Shelden Ph.D., Washington State University
Barbara Shukitt-Hale Ph.D., USDA, HNRCA at Tufts Univ.
Josh Shulman MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Einar Sigurdsson Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine
Meharavan Singh Ph.D., Univ. of North Texas Health Science Center
Frank Slack Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
Inna Slutsky Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Erik Snapp Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute
William Sonntag Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Farzaneh Sorond M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Alexander Soukas MD, Massachusetts 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 Sullivan Ph.D., The University of Kentucky Chandler College of Medicine
Nathalie Sumien Ph.D., University of North Texas Health Science Center
Mark Supiano M.D., University of Utah
Karen Swisshelm Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver
George Taffet M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Nektarios Tavernarakis PhD, Hellas Med. Sch., Univ. of Crete
J. Andrew Taylor Ph.D., Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Hospital Cambridge
Qiang Tong Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
John Tower Ph.D., University of Southern California
Kelly Tremblay Ph.D., University of Washington
R. Scott Turner M.D., Ph.D., Georgetown University Medical Center
Dennis Turner M.D., Duke University Medical Center
Zoltan Ungvari MD, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dario Riccardo Valenzano Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing
Jan van Deursen Ph.D., Mayo Clinic
Linda Van Eldik PhD, University of Kentucky
Holly Van Remmen Ph.D., Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Ruben Vidal Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Amy Wagers Ph.D., Harvard University
Xin Wang Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
Meng Wang PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Huber Warner Ph.D. 
Gordon Warren Ph.D., Georgia State University
Ashley Webb PhD, Brown University
Noah Weisleder PhD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Edward Weiss MSEd, Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Fletcher White Ph.D., Indiana University Sch. of Med.
John Woodard Ph.D., Wayne State University
Andrew Yoo PhD, Washington University School of Medicine
Yixian Zheng PhD, Carnegie Institution for Science
Shuanhu Zhou PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Med. Sch.
Nicholas Ziats PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Driss Zoukhri Ph.D., Tufts University


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