International Advisory Council

International Advisory Council

Monell’s International Advisory Council is a panel of respected advisors drawn from the worlds of academia, government, business, and philanthropy. Established in 1968, the IAC provides valued guidance to the Center’s leadership, helping to prioritize goals, identify resources, and define new directions for Monell’s research programs.

Todd Abraham, PhD
The Cronos Group
Chief Innovation Officer

Carlos Barroso
CJB and Associates

Larry Clark, PhD
Director, METIS, Ltd.

Frank A. Franklin II, PhD, JD, MPH
Deputy Commissioner of Health, City of Philadelphia – Department of Public Health

Josh Ghaim
CEO, Small World Brands (Nuria Beauty & Recharge Health)
Co-Founder, Ignite Venture Studio

Sheetal Ghelani
Associate Director, Operations, Global Health Sciences at Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.

Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
Senior Advisor, Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation
Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore

Takeshi Kimura, PhD
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Corporate Vice President for Research & Development
Member of the Board (retired)

Shawn M. Marcell
Torus Biosystems, Inc
President & CEO

Charles M. Peterson, MD, PhD
Geneva Foundation in support of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Senior Advisor

Edmund Pribitkin, MD, MBA
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
President, Jefferson Medical Group
Chief Medical Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Diego Restrepo, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

Pamela Silberman
Principal, PSS Advisory Services, LLC

Gary J. Schwartz, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Neuroscience, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Kazu Touhara, PhD
Professor, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Recent IAC Alumni

James J. Albrecht, PhD
Consultant to Food Industry and Agribusiness

Robert Eilerman, PhD
Givaudan Corporation
Former Senior Vice President, Global Flavor Science & Technology

John D. Fernstrom, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology & Behavioral Neuroscience

Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh
University of Pennsylvania
Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism