Frank M. LaFerla

Chancellor’s Professor and Dean · UC Irvine

Frank M. LaFerla,Ph.D.,is the dean of the UCI School of Biological Sciences.His research focuses on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Learning and Memory Alzheimer's Disease Molecular Biology Neurodegenerative disorders

Mark C. Urban, Ph.D.

Professor, Arden Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Urban is an expert on climate change impacts on biodiversity and evolutionary ecology of vernal pools, lakes, and streams

Predictive Modeling Eco-Evolution Climate Change Extinction Risk Biodiversity

Vera Gorbunova

Doris Johns Cherry Professor Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Rochester Aging Research Center · University of Rochester

Gorbunova's innovative research on DNA repair and the aging process has been internationally recognized

Biology of Aging DNA Repair Cancer Resistance

Avak Kahvejian

Partner, VentureLabs · Flagship Pioneering

Avak Kahvejian is an expert in conceiving and launching internally generated platform companies and leveraging new biological mechanisms.

Biotechnologies Design Biology Technology Biological Mechanisms

Dr Cathy Slack

Lecturer & Research Scientist in Biosciences · Aston University

Dr Slack is an expert in models of healthy ageing.

Drosophila Genetics Biology Biological Mechanisms of Ageing Ageing Cell Signalling

Taylor Hargrove, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology · The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: Health disparities across the life course, focusing on the consequences of race, skin color, gender, and social class.

Aging and the Life Course Population Health Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Skin Tone Stratification Health disparities by race and ethnicity