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WIA Committees

Mentoring

Annual

Symposium

Scientific Advice

Journal Club

Fundraising

Communications

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MENTORING committee

Chair

Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer

Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer

Oregon State University

Caroline Mauvezin

Caroline Mauvezin

University of Barcelona

Co-chair

Natalia Jimenez Moreno

Natalia Jimenez Moreno

University of Edinburgh

Nathalia Chica Balaguera

Nathalia Chica Balaguera

Institute of Cancer Research, Norwegian Hospital University

Saska Ivanova

Saska Ivanova

Ageing and Metabolism Programme, IRB Barcelona

Meiyan Jin

Meiyan Jin

University of Florida

Sharon Tooze

Sharon Tooze

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Malene Hansen

Malene Hansen

Eileen White

Eileen White

Rutgers Cancer Institute New Jersey, USA

Mondira Kundu

Mondira Kundu

St. Jude Children’s Hospital Memphis, USA

Salwa Sebti

Salwa Sebti

UT Southwestern Dallas, USA

Patricia Boya

Patricia Boya

University of Fribourg

Lisa Frankel

Lisa Frankel

Danish Cancer Society Research Center København, Denmark

Waleska Kerllen Martins

Waleska Kerllen Martins

Anhanguera University of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil

Muriel Mari

Muriel Mari

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

Naomi Okugbeni

Naomi Okugbeni

Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa

Nesibe Peker

Nesibe Peker

Koc University Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

Luciana Rodrigues Gomes

Luciana Rodrigues Gomes

Instituto Butantan São Paulo, Brazil

Anne Simonsen

Anne Simonsen

University of Oslo, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences Oslo, Norway

Alejandra Suares

Alejandra Suares

IFIBYNE-CONICET- University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina

Surbhi Verma

Surbhi Verma

ICGEB New Delhi, India

Ghita Ghislat

Ghita Ghislat

Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Stephanie Kermorgant

Stephanie Kermorgant

Barts Cancer Institute - Queen Mary University London London, UK

Evelina Gatti

Evelina Gatti

INSERM CIML Marseille, France

Ivana Novak

Ivana Novak

University of Split Split, Croatia

Carolina Alquezar

Carolina Alquezar

Hospital 12 de Octubre Madrid, Spain

María Soledad Alvarez

María Soledad Alvarez

Instituto de Medicina y Biología Experimental de Cuyo - CONICET Mendoza, Argentina Twitter: @Sol_alvarezz Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7062-014X LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-soledad-alvarez-31421666/

Goals

  • Foster activities to promote careers of trainees and young scientists interested in autophagy.

  • Generate a network of e-mentors all around the globe providing trainees with access to expert advice on autophagy-related topics, career development and work-family balance.

Ongoing / planned activities:

  • Careers in Science Workshops & Panel Discussions

    • Workshops and panel discussions on challenges for women in science, teaching, job search & lab start, grant- and manuscript writing, scientific editing, DEI, etc.

  • E-Mentoring

    • Monthly ‘office hours’ hosted by mentors for mentees to discuss career-related questions

    • Online Discussion forum - Members can access here.

Mentoring

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM committee

Faculty Chair

Faculty Co-chair

Mondira Kundu

Mondira Kundu

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, TN, USA

Ee Phie Tan

Ee Phie Tan

Scripps Research Institute California, USA

Maho Hamasaki

Maho Hamasaki

Osaka University Japan

Rebecca Sereda

Rebecca Sereda

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Fellow Chair

Fellow Co-chair

Ongoing activities:

  • Organizing the 5th WIA Annual Symposium.

  • Selecting speakers.

  • Creating a new poster platform.

Eunice A. Domínguez-Martín

Eunice A. Domínguez-Martín

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/NIH

Yoshii Saori

Yoshii Saori

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine The University of Tokyo

Yuhong Ma

Yuhong Ma

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Maryam Jafari

Maryam Jafari

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Susmita Kaushik

Susmita Kaushik

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Thuy Nguyen

Thuy Nguyen

Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA

Malena Herrera Lopez

Malena Herrera Lopez

University of Buenos Aires - CONICET - IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dongfang Li

Dongfang Li

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, TN, USA

Lorelei Ayala-Guerrero

Lorelei Ayala-Guerrero

Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico Mexico

Aurora Scrivo

Aurora Scrivo

Ilias Moraitis Spain

Thabata Duque

Thabata Duque

University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, USA

Amruta Singh

Amruta Singh

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India

Mariana Tadic

Mariana Tadic

University of Buenos Aires, CONICET-IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstracts committee:

Congcong He - Northwestern University (Evanston, USA)

Katja Simon - University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)

Laura Delgui - National University of Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina)

Ana Maria Cuervo - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, USA)

Alexandra Stolz - Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)

Rachel Ulferts - The Francis Crick Institute (London, UK)

Brunella Franco - University of Naples (Naples, Italy)

Annual Symposium

SCIENTIFIC ADVICE committee

Raquel Gomez-Sintes

Raquel Gomez-Sintes

Chair

Shahla Sojaei

Shahla Sojaei

Laury Lescat

Laury Lescat

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Kristina Ames

Kristina Ames

Madhulika Tripathi

Madhulika Tripathi

Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore

Rut Valdor

Rut Valdor

University of Murcia-Biomedical Research Institute (IMIB-Arrixaca) Murcia, Spain ORCID ID (0000-0002-2681-0779) WoS Researcher ID (B-5447-2019) SCOPUS Author ID (16231620700) Google Scholar profile:

Pooneh Mokarram

Pooneh Mokarram

Chair

Co-chair

Protocol and

Q&A Team

Goals

  • Coordinate the share-for-feedback platform of the WIA website member portal, where members ask questions about experimental setup, troubleshoot analysis and results.

  • Organize workshops on specific aspects of autophagy.

Faculty

Advisor

Marta Martínez-Vicente

Marta Martínez-Vicente

Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) Barcelona, Spain

Muriel Mari

Muriel Mari

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

Ghada Alsaleh

Ghada Alsaleh

Virginie Hubert

Virginie Hubert

Medical University of Vienna Vienna, Austria

Shirin Pourteymour

Shirin Pourteymour

University of Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany

Tayyebeh Madrakian

Tayyebeh Madrakian

Workshop Team

Ongoing activities:

  1. Question and Answer Forum.

  2. Protocol-sharing platform.

  3. Workshops on Methods and Techniques.

Scientific Advice

JOURNAL CLUB committee

Chair

Karla Alvarez Valadez

Karla Alvarez Valadez

Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers Paris - France

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Co-chair

Myra Chavez

Myra Chavez

Head of Communications

Goals

  • To review articles to foster scientific discourse amongst WIA members

  1. To acquire deeper understanding of autophagy.

  2. To learn technical skills.

  3. To discuss review process of articles.

  4. To present and promote publications of WIA members.

Rabia Khawaja

Rabia Khawaja

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Eugenia Almacellas

Eugenia Almacellas

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Prasoon Jaya

Prasoon Jaya

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Christin Naumann

Christin Naumann

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle, Germany

Marie Nollet

Marie Nollet

Barts Cancer Institute London, UK

Aishwarya Chhatre

Aishwarya Chhatre

Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India

Pamela Mattar

Pamela Mattar

Ongoing activities:

Carine Joffre

Carine Joffre

Faculty

Advisor

Journal Club

FUNDRAISING committee

G-Ghislat

G-Ghislat

Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Ana Rosa Sáez

Ana Rosa Sáez

Cancer Research Institute, New York, USA

Chair

Co-chair

Daniela Stanga

Daniela Stanga

Defence Therapeutics Vancouver, Canada

Katharina Bell

Katharina Bell

Singapore Eye Research Institute-Singapore National Eye Centre (SERI/SENC) Singapore

Stephanie Kermorgant

Stephanie Kermorgant

Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL, London, UK

Valérie Pierrefite-Carle

Valérie Pierrefite-Carle

UMR E4320 CEA - Université Côte d'Azur Nice, France

Natalia Reglero

Natalia Reglero

Queen Mary University of London London, UK

Clara Sokn

Clara Sokn

IBioBA-CONICET-MPSP Buenos Aires, Argentina

Inmaculada Tasset

Inmaculada Tasset

University of Córdoba Córdoba, Spain Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Jin Zhou

Jin Zhou

Duke NUS Medical School Singapore

Faculty

Advisor

Sihem Boudina

Sihem Boudina

University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Goal

  • To find opportunities and plan activities to raise money in order to support WIA activities, including travel grants for fellows.

Ongoing activities:

  • Identifying funding sources.

  • Contacting research agencies, companies and journals.

  • Planning activities for promoting private donations.

Sponsors:

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Fundraising

COMMUNICATIONS committee

Marina García-Macia

Marina García-Macia

Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) / University of Salamanca (USAL) Salamanca, Spain

Élise Jacquin

Élise Jacquin

Inserm U1231 Universite de Bourgogne Dijon, France

Chair

Co-chair

Letizia Brogi

Letizia Brogi

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Ramya Lakshmana Iyer

Ramya Lakshmana Iyer

Institute of Biochemistry II , Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

Laura Cervera-Carles

Laura Cervera-Carles

Universitat de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain

Thabata-Duque

Thabata-Duque

Tess Bub

Tess Bub

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, USA

Beatriz Dias

Beatriz Dias

UT Southwestern Dallas, USA

Malena Herrera Lopez

Malena Herrera Lopez

University of Buenos Aires - CONICET - IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Swathy Krishna

Swathy Krishna

Iowa State University Ames, USA

Mericka McCabe

Mericka McCabe

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Idil Orhon

Idil Orhon

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

Roxana Resnik

Roxana Resnik

University of Buenos Aires, CONICET-IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Satya Surabhi

Satya Surabhi

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Mariana Tadic

Mariana Tadic

University of Buenos Aires, CONICET-IBIMOL Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cristina Vanrell

Cristina Vanrell

IHEM - Universidad Nacional de Cuyo - CONICET Mendoza, Argentina

Shruti Ghai

Shruti Ghai

Toledo University, US

Azin Amin

Azin Amin

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Goals

  • Communicate and disseminate WIA activities across the scientific community, using the website, blog and social network tools.

  • Connect scientists within the network to member resources through the webpage Member Portal.

  • Coordinate with all other WIA committees through committee liaisons.

Ongoing activities:

  • Webpage management development.

  • Social media promotions (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram).

  • WIA monthly newsletter and mailing list.

  • WIA blog publications.

  • Mentoring, Annual Meeting, Scientific Advice and Journal Club liaison organization.

Faculty

Advisors

Prof. Anne Simonsen

Prof. Anne Simonsen

University of Oslo, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

Prof. Yan Zhao

Prof. Yan Zhao

Southern University of Science and Technology Shenzhen, China

Communications
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