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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

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.

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 pic

Muriel pic

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/

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

Maho Hamasaki

Maho Hamasaki

Osaka University, Japan

Rebecca Sereda

Rebecca Sereda

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA

Sophie Pattingre

Sophie Pattingre

Inserm, Paris, France

Thabata-Duque

Thabata-Duque

University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, USA

Fellow Chair

Fellow Co-chair

Paloma Liton

Paloma Liton

Duke University, North Carolina, USA

Eunice A. Domínguez-Martín

Eunice A. Domínguez-Martín

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

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

Amruta Singh

Amruta Singh

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India

Mariana Tadic

Mariana Tadic

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

Mika Minami

Mika Minami

Sandra Pelka

Sandra Pelka

Floralba Gjergjova

Floralba Gjergjova

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA

Gamze Guney Eskiler

Gamze Guney Eskiler

Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey

Sakarya Pelka

Sakarya Pelka

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Newy York, USA

Zi Gao

Zi Gao

Scripps, California, USA

Mika Minami

Mika Minami

Japan

Saori Yoshii

Saori Yoshii

Japan

Suttinee Poolsup

Suttinee Poolsup

University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA

Comms Liason

Kaylee Petraccione

Kaylee Petraccione

Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA

Ongoing activities:

  • Organizing the 5th WIA Annual Symposium.

  • Selecting speakers.

  • Creating a new poster platform.

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

Marta Martinez-Vicente

Marta Martinez-Vicente

Faculty Advisor

RUT VALDOR ALONSO

RUT VALDOR ALONSO

Laury Lescat

Laury Lescat

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

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.

Muriel Mari

Muriel Mari

Ghada Alsaleh

Ghada Alsaleh

Virginie Hubert

Virginie Hubert

Medical University of Vienna Vienna, Austria

Shirin Pourteymour

Shirin Pourteymour

University of Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany

Workshop Team

Caterina Miceli photo_edited

Caterina Miceli photo_edited

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

Comm 

Liaison

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

Carine Joffre

Carine Joffre

Faculty

Advisor

Ongoing activities:

Journal Club

FUNDRAISING committee

G-Ghislat

G-Ghislat

Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Stephanie Kermorgant

Stephanie Kermorgant

Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL, London, UK

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

Ana Rosa Sáez

Ana Rosa Sáez

Cancer Research Institute, New York, USA

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

Comms Liason

Mericka McCabe

Mericka McCabe

Mericka McCabe

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

Azin Amin

Azin Amin

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health Melbourne, Australia

Letizia Brogi

Letizia Brogi

Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy

Laura Cervera-Carles

Laura Cervera-Carles

Universitat de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain

Beatriz Dias

Beatriz Dias

UT Southwestern Dallas, USA

Thabata Duque

Thabata Duque

Shruti Ghai

Shruti Ghai

Toledo University Toledo, USA

Malena Herrera Lopez

Malena Herrera Lopez

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

Ramya Lakshmana Iyer

Ramya Lakshmana Iyer

Institute of Biochemistry II, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Swathy Krishna

Swathy Krishna

Iowa State University Ames, USA

Mericka McCabe

Mericka McCabe

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Caterina Miceli

Caterina Miceli

Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular diseases (I2MC) Toulouse, France

Idil Orhon

Idil Orhon

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

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IMG_8521

Virginia Tech and Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Blacksburg, USA

Roxana Resnik

Roxana Resnik

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

Eleonora Stronati

Eleonora Stronati

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, USA

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

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

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.

Communications
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