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Kambiz Alavian, PhD

Associate Professor Adjunct, Endocrinology

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Kambiz Alavian, PhD


Education & Training

  • MEd
    Imperial College London, Higher Education (2021)
  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard University (2009)
  • PhD
    University of Heidelberg, Neuroscience (2006)
  • MSc
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Biology (2003)
  • BSc
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Biology (2001)


  • Whitman Fellowship
    Falmouth, MA, United States 2018
    Whitman Fellowship
  • Whitman Center Research Fellow
    Falmouth, MA, United States 2017
    Whitman Center Research Fellow
  • Modulation of neuronal bioenergetic efficiency in neurodegenerative disorders and brain tumours
    Southampton, England, United Kingdom 2016
    University of Southampton Life Technologies Seminar
  • Modulation of neuronal bioenergetic efficiency in neurodegenerative disorders
    London, England, United Kingdom 2015
    King's College Lonon
  • Regulation of metabolic efficiency and cell death by the c-subunit ring of the F1Fo ATP synthase
    San Diego, CA, United States 2012
    Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
  • The anti-proliferative effect of P53 in human embryonic stem cells
    New Haven, CT, United States 2008
    Yale University Pharmacology Dept
  • Differentiation of midbrain dopaminergic neurons from embryonic stem cells
    New York, NY, United States 2008
    Rockefeller University

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellos of the Linnean Society of London (FLS)Linnean Society of London2022
Fellow of the Royal Socieity of Biology (FRSB)Royal Society of Biology2020
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education AcademySFHEA2019
Whitman Center Research Fellow, Marine Biological LaboratoryUniversity of Chicago2018
Whitman Center Research Fellow, Marine Biological LaboratoryUniversity of Chicago2017
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)Higher Education Academy2016
Young Bioenergeticist AwardBiophysical Society2012
NIH/Harvard Medical School Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration FellowshipNIH2007
AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in ScienceAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science2007
Dean’s ScholarshipIllinois Institute of Technology2002
Member of Honors CollegeUniversity of Illinois at Chicago1999
Member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor SocietyPhi Theta Kappa1998

Professional Service

Brain Disorders (Elsevier)Editor in Chief2020 - Present
Translational Oncology (Elsevier)Editor2020 - Present
NeuroscienceReviewer2019 - Present
OncotargetReviewer2019 - Present
The FASEB JournalEditor2019 - Present
AgingReviewer2019 - Present
Matters (Science Matters)Reviewer2018 - Present
Matters (Science Matters)Editor2016 - Present
Febbs LettersReviewer2015 - Present
European Journal of NeuroscienceReviewer2014 - Present
Biomedicine and BiotechnologyEditor2014 - Present
Journal of NeurochemistryReviewer2013 - Present
Scientific ReportsReviewer2013 - Present
Frontiers in Clinical MedicineEditor2013 - Present
Scientific ReportsEditor2013 - Present
Frontiers in BioscienceEditor2012 - Present
Advances in Parkinson's Disease (APS)Editor2012 - Present
Brain ResearchReviewer2012 - Present

Departments & Organizations