WIA Committees

Mentoring

Annual

Symposium

Scientific Advice

Journal Club

Fundraising

Communications

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MENTORING committee

Chair

Malene Hansen

Malene Hansen

Buck Institute for Aging Research Novato, USA

Sharon Tooze

Sharon Tooze

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

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.

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

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Margarita Salas Madrid, Spain

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

Caroline Mauvezin

Caroline Mauvezin

Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute Barcelona, Spain

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

Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer

Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer

Illinois State University Normal, USA

G-Ghislat

G-Ghislat

INSERM, CIML Marseille, France

Stephanie Kermorgant

Stephanie Kermorgant

Barts Cancer Institute - Queen Mary University London London, UK

Evelina Gatti

Evelina Gatti

INSERM CIML Marseille, France

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. Ongoing and in planning

  • E-Mentoring

    • Monthly ‘office hours’ hosted by mentors for mentees to discuss career-related questions -  Beginning December 2021

    • Online Discussion forum-  Members can access here.

 

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM committee

Faculty Chair

María Inés Vaccaro

María Inés Vaccaro

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

Yuhong Ma

Yuhong Ma

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Fellow Chair

Claudine Kraft

Claudine Kraft

University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany

Maryam Jafari

Maryam Jafari

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Mojgan Djavaheri-Mergny

Mojgan Djavaheri-Mergny

Centre de recherche des Cordelieres, INSERM, Université de Paris Paris, France

Susmita Kaushik

Susmita Kaushik

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Melanie Krause

Melanie Krause

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Mariya Licheva

Mariya Licheva

University of Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Paloma Liton

Paloma Liton

Duke University Durham, USA

Roxana Resnik

Roxana Resnik

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

Aurora Scrivo

Aurora Scrivo

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Mariana Tadic

Mariana Tadic

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

Ongoing activities:

  • Organizing the 3rd 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)

 

SCIENTIFIC ADVICE committee

Kristina Ames

Kristina Ames

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Ghada Alsaleh

Ghada Alsaleh

The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology - University of Oxford Oxford, UK

Miriam Formica

Miriam Formica

University of Oslo Oslo, Norway

Raquel Gómez-Sintes

Raquel Gómez-Sintes

Center for Biological Research - Spanish National Research Council (CIB-CSIC) Madrid, Spain

Virginie Hubert

Virginie Hubert

Medical University of Vienna Vienna, Austria

Laury Lescat

Laury Lescat

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Muriel Mari

Muriel Mari

University Medical Center Groningen Groningen, The Netherlands

Laura Poillet-Perez

Laura Poillet-Perez

Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT) Toulouse, France

Shirin Pourteymour

Shirin Pourteymour

University of Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany

Emily Rocha

Emily Rocha

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, USA

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:

Chair

Co-chair

Faculty

Advisor

Marta Martínez-Vicente

Marta Martínez-Vicente

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

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.

Ongoing activities:

  1. Question and Answer Forum.

  2. Protocol-sharing platform.

  3. Workshops on Methods and Techniques.

 

JOURNAL CLUB committee

Chair

Rabia Khawaja

Rabia Khawaja

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Ana Cecilia Mestre

Ana Cecilia Mestre

Centro de Investigaciones en Toxicología Ambiental y Agrobiotecnología del Comahue (CITAAC-CONICET) Neuquén, Argentina

Pamela Mattar

Pamela Mattar

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Co-chairs

Eugenia Almacellas

Eugenia Almacellas

The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Karla Alvarez Valadez

Karla Alvarez Valadez

Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers Paris - France

Myra Chavez

Myra Chavez

University of Bern Bern, Switzerland

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Institut Necker Enfants Malades (INEM) - INSERM U1151 Paris, France

Veronica Granatiero

Veronica Granatiero

Weill Cornell Medical College New York, USA

Sara Hanley

Sara Hanley

Rowan University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences New Jersey, USA

Prasoon Jaya

Prasoon Jaya

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Carine Joffre

Carine Joffre

Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT) - Inserm Toulouse, France

Christin Naumann

Christin Naumann

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle, Germany

Marie Nollet

Marie Nollet

Barts Cancer Institute London, UK

Rebecca Tadokera

Rebecca Tadokera

Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch, South Africa

Olatz Pampliega

Olatz Pampliega

Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience Leioa, Spain

Faculty

Advisor

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.

Ongoing activities:

 

FUNDRAISING committee

Ana Rosa Sáez

Ana Rosa Sáez

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

G-Ghislat

G-Ghislat

INSERM, CIML, Marseille, France

Chair

Co-chair

Katharina Bell

Katharina Bell

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

Marian Fernandez

Marian Fernandez

Cambridge Institute for Medical Research Cambridge, UK

Stephanie Kermorgant

Stephanie Kermorgant

Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL, London, UK

Dongfang Li

Dongfang Li

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, USA

Jetsy Montero

Jetsy Montero

Essen University Hospital, Institute for Cell biology (Cancer Research) Essen, Germany

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

Advisors

Sophie Pattingre

Sophie Pattingre

INSERM U1194, Université de Montpellier Montpellier, France

Esther Wong

Esther Wong

Research Assistant Professor Head (Preclinical Sciences), Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore Principal Investigator, Centre for Healthy Longevity, National University Health System

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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COMMUNICATIONS committee

Mericka McCabe

Mericka McCabe

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA LinkedIn profile:

Laura Cervera-Carles

Laura Cervera-Carles

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Chair

Co-chair

Beatriz Dias

Beatriz Dias

UT Southwestern Dallas, USA

Marina García-Macia

Marina García-Macia

The Institute for Biomedical Research of Salamanca (IBSAL) Salamanca, Spain

Andrea Gubas

Andrea Gubas

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Malena Herrera Lopez

Malena Herrera Lopez

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

Swathy Krishna

Swathy Krishna

Iowa State University Ames, USA

Johanna Mayer

Johanna Mayer

Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden

Roxana Resnik

Roxana Resnik

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

Rebecca Sereda

Rebecca Sereda

Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, USA

Shahla Shojaei

Shahla Shojaei

University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada

Sakshi Singh

Sakshi Singh

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

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

Tess Bub

Tess Bub

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, USA

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.