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Scientific Advisory Board

The IFER Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a select group of scientists from academia, industry and government and work tirelessly to support our mission and choose the projects to fund that have the greatest potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research, testing, and/or education. The Scientific Advisory Board of IFER reviews the proposals for the selection and funding of the Graduate Student Fellowship Program. Members of the SAB have also represented IFER at science conferences, authored articles, and promoted the mission of IFER among their colleagues in science.

Addy Alt-Holland, Ph.D.

Addy Alt-Holland is associate professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) in Boston, Massachusetts. She was assistant professor and a research associate at TUSDM, a post-doc associate at SUNY at Stony Brook, and a post-doc fellow at Bar-Ilan...

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Nancy Douglas, Ph.D.

Nancy Douglas earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado and then participated in studies of photoreceptor proteins in plants at the Plant Gene Expression Center of the University of California, Berkeley and...

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John W. Harbell, Ph.D.

John Harbell serves as the current chairperson of the IFER Scientific Advisory Board and is a former president of the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB). His term as SIVB president ended in 2020. He earned his B.A., M.A., and...

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Helena Hogberg, Ph.D.

Helena Hogberg PhD is a staff scientist at the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) within the Division of Translational Toxicology (DTT), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). She is conducting research...

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Borko Jovanovic, Ph.D.

Borko Jovanovic, Ph.D., retired in 2021 from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University as an associate professor in Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics. He had worked there since September 1999. From 1989-1999, he was a faculty member at...

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Pamela Osenkowski, Ph.D.

Pamela Osenkowski is a science advisor for the National Anti-Vivisection Society and joined the IFER SAB in 2012. Dr. Osenkowski earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in cancer biology at Wayne State...

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Alicia N. Pate, Ph.D.

Alicia Pate earned her bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri at Columbia and her Ph.D. in Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences from Saint Louis University. She spent many years in the pharmaceutical industry in Research and Development, Quality...

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Sherry L. Ward, Ph.D., MBA, EMS

Sherry L. Ward is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus and a consultant at BioTred Solutions. Dr. Ward has many years of experience as a scientific grant reviewer for various private and federal grant programs and...

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Board Opportunities

We depend on the dedication and expertise of the members of our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to advance credible and humane alternatives to the use of animals in research, product testing and education.

Join us: nominations of yourself and/or other qualified colleagues are welcome.

Submit your name, affiliation, and contact information; the nominee’s name, affiliation, and contact information; a short summary of the nominee’s background/experience in the field of animal alternative methods; and the nominee’s Curriculum Vitae. Or, for more information please contact us.

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