Committee Membership (LLU)

  • LLUH Intellectual Properties Committee (01/2021 - 05/2021)
  • Basic Science Department Assessment Committee (01/2020 - 05/2021)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies (01/2011 - 05/2021)
  • Basic Science Faculty Advisory Council (01/2012 - 05/2021)
  • University Faculty Council (01/2014 - 05/2021)
  • Program Assessment Committee (01/2020 - 05/2021)
  • Member, Faculty of Graduate Studies Admissions Review Committee  (07/2017 - 05/2021)

Community Service

  • Volunteer as a Spanish/English interpreter for the COVID-19 Drayson Center Vaccination clinic. (03/2021 - 05/2021)
  • I have volunteered every year to speak to students from the Montessori in Redlands school, ages from 6 to 14, about scientific subjects, including basic cellular biology, the concept of DNA as the carrier of the genetic code, and the scientific method itself.   (01/2014 - 01/2020)
  • Team manager for the Destination Imagination (DI) Program in Redlands.  DI is a non-profit global educational program that creates project-based challenge competitions to foster Scientific, Technical, Engineering, Arts and Math skills. As a volunteer coach within the program, I guide teams of students, aged from 8 to 12 years of age, through the process of using the scientific method to solve technical and engineering challenges at yearly tournaments. These tournaments span 4 months of the school calendar year. (01/2018 - 03/2020)
  • Member of Chronic Dysfunction and Integrative Neurodegeneration (CDIN) NIH Study Section since 2020 (02/2021 - 05/2021)

International Service

  • Ad-hoc grant reviewer for: Science Foundation, Ireland; Medical Research Council, UK; Alzheimer’s Research Trust, UK; Alberta Alzheimer Research Program (AARP) (01/2010 - 05/2021)

Journal Reviewer

  • Book reviews Essential Clinical Anatomy of the Nervous System (2015). Author: Paula Rea - Academic Press. ISBN 9780128020302 (01/2015)
  • ASSOCIATE EDITOR  BMC Neuroscience – January 2018 to date (01/2018)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the last 20 years for the following journals: ACS Chemical Neuroscience; Acta Neuropathologica; AIMS Genetics; Ageing Research Reviews; American Journal of Pathology; Apoptosis; Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Molecular Basis of Disease; Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Molecular Cell Research; BMC Neuroscience; Cellular Signalling; Clinical Interventions in Aging; CNS & Neurological Disorders -Drug Targets; Electrophoresis; EMBO Journal; EMBO Reports; European Journal of Cell Biology; FEBS Letters; Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research; Frontiers in Pharmacology; Frontiers in Neurodegenerative Diseases; International Journal of Molecular Sciences; International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal; Journal of Alzheimer’s disease; Journal of Applied Genetics; Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Journal of Comparative Neurology; Journal of Neurochemistry; Journal of Pediatric Neurology; Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience; Neurobiology of Disease and Neuropsychiatric Genetics; Neurodegenerative Disease Management; Neurology Genetics; Neuroscience; Nutrients; PLOS One. (01/2010)

Society Memberships (professional)

  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) (01/2013 - 05/2021)
  • Society for Neuroscience   (01/2010 - 12/2019)