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.

Shawn M. Marcell
President & CEO, Torus Biosystems, Inc

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

Carlos J. Barroso
President, CJB and Associates

Larry Clark, PhD
Director, National Wildlife Research Center (retired)

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

Josh Ghaim, PhD
Founder, Ignite Venture Studio

Sheetal Ghelani, PhD
Director of GHS Operations and Pediatric Alliance Management
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.

Professor Jeyakumar Henry
Deputy Executive Director
Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation
Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre

Harry Levine, PhD
Associate, Louise Slade Food Polymer Science Consultancy

Maia Monell, MS
Co-Founder & CMA,
Board Member, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, & The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation

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

Diego Restrepo, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Pamela Silberman
Principal, PSS Advisory Services, LLC

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

Recent IAC Alumni

Todd Abraham, PhD, MBA
Senior Vice President Research and Nutrition (retired), Mondelez International

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

Takeshi Kimura, PhD
Corporate VP for Research & Development, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Retired)
Special Technical Adviser, Morimura Bros., Inc.

Charles M. Peterson, MD, PhD, MBA
Senior Advisor, Geneva Foundation in support of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
President, MarquiSci

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