Meet Our Team

Our team includes expert researchers from diverse disciplines who are global leaders in their fields. Our robust culture of collaboration fosters creative partnerships and attracts top students. Our goal is to assemble the strongest possible team of veterinarians and scientists so that together we can unlock the secrets of aging and accelerate medical breakthroughs for dogs and humans.

Executive Leadership Team

Kate E. Creevy, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Kate E. Creevy, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Chief Veterinary Officer

Matt Kaeberlein, PhD

Matt Kaeberlein, PhD

Dog Aging Project Co-Director

Daniel Promislow, DPhil

Daniel Promislow, DPhil

Dog Aging Project Co-Director, U19 Principal Investigator

Dog Aging Project Team

Josh Akey, PhD

Josh Akey, PhD

Research Team

Yadid Algavi

Yadid Algavi, MD

Research Team

Rozalyn Anderson, PhD

Rozalyn Anderson, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Rose Anderson

Rose Anderson

Admin Team

Cryss Arkenberg, MWS, RLAT

Cryss Arkenberg, MWS, RLAT

Administrative Team

Genna Atiee, DVM

Genna Atiee, DVM

Research Team

Brooke Benton, MPH, PMP

Brooke Benton, MPH, PMP

Administrative Team

Elhanan Borenstein, PhD

Elhanan Borenstein, PhD

Research Team

Layla Brassington

Layla Brassington

Research Team

Emily Bray, PhD

Emily Bray, PhD

Research Team

Marta Castelhano, DVM, MVSc

Marta Castelhano, DVM, MVSc

Research Team

Damien Chapman

Damien Chapman

Administrative Team

Devin Collins, MA

Devin Collins, MA

Research Team

Ellen Cravens, MS

Ellen Cravens, MS

Administrative Team

Kyle Crowder, PhD

Kyle Crowder, PhD

Research Team

Martin Darvas, PhD

Martin Darvas, PhD

Research Team

Zach Drager

Zach Drager

Research Team

Matthew Dunbar, PhD

Matthew Dunbar, PhD

Research Team

Holley Ernst

Holley Ernst

Research Team

Virginia Fajt, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Virginia Fajt, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Research Team

Annette Fitzpatrick, PhD

Annette Fitzpatrick, PhD

Research Team

Sarah Ford

Sarah Ford

Research Team

Kiersten Forsyth

Kiersten Forsyth, DVM

Research Team

Zulma Garcia

Zulma Garcia

Administrative Team

Stephanie Hargrave

Stephanie Hargrave

Research Team

Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD

Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD

Research Team

Reba Herndon, PhD. MS

Reba Herndon, PhD. MS

Research Team

DJ Hohertz

DJ Hohertz

Administrative Team

Unity Jeffery, VetMB, PhD, DACVP

Unity Jeffery, VetMB, PhD, DACVP

Research Team

Erica Jonlin, PhD

Erica Jonlin, PhD

Administrative Team

Elinor Karlsson, PhD

Elinor Karlsson, PhD

Research Team

Mandy Kauffman

Mandy Kauffman

Research Team

C. Dirk Keene, M.D., Ph.D

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD

Research Team

Brian Kennedy, PhD

Brian Kennedy, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Kathleen Kerr, PhD

Kathleen Kerr, PhD

Research Team

Amber J. Keyser, PhD

Amber J. Keyser, PhD

Administrative Team

Shelby Knowles

Shelby Knowles

Administrative Team

Denise LaLonde-Paul, LVT, BS, MPS

Denise LaLonde-Paul, LVT, BS, MPS

Research Team

Hannah Lee, MA

Hannah Lee, MA

Research Team

Jonathan Levine, DVM

Jonathan Levine, DVM

Research Team

Eric Lint

Eric Lint

Administrative Team

Paul Litwin, MS

Paul Litwin, MS

Research Team

Jing Ma, PhD

Jing Ma, PhD

Research Team

Evan MacLean, PhD

Evan MacLean, PhD

Research Team

Joan Mannick, MD

Joan Mannick, MD

Scientific Advisory Board

Robyn McClelland, PhD

Robyn McClelland, PhD

Research Team

Brianah McCoy

Brianah McCoy

Research Team

Kate Megquier, DVM, PhD

Kate Megquier, DVM, PhD

Research Team

Ryan Merrill

Ryan Merrill

Research Team

LaVonne Meunier, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW

LaVonne Meunier, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW

Animal Welfare Advisory Board

Kathleen Morrill

Kathleen Morrill

Research Team

Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM, CVMA

Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM, CVMA

Animal Welfare Advisory Board

Lara Mouttham, PhD

Lara Mouttham, PhD

Research Team

Efrat Muller

Efrat Muller

Research Team

Rod Page, DVM, MS

Rod Page, DVM, MS

Scientific Advisory Board

Ashley

Ashley Paynter

Research Team

Harmony Peraza, RVT

Harmony Peraza, RVT

Administrative Team

Jena Prescott, MSPA

Jena Prescott, MSPA

Administrative Team

Marylyn Ritchie, PhD

Marylyn Ritchie, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Audrey Ruple, DVM, MS, PhD, DipACVPM, MRCVS

Audrey Ruple, DVM, MS, PhD, DipACVPM, MRCVS

Research Team

Stephen M. Schwartz, PhD

Stephen M. Schwartz, PhD

Research Team

Stephanie L. Shaver, DVM, DACVS-SA

Stephanie L. Shaver, DVM, DACVS-SA

Animal Welfare Advisory Board

Sandi Shrager, MSW

Sandi Shrager, MSW

Research Team

Beth Slikas, PhD

Beth Slikas, PhD

Research Team

Noah Snyder-Mackler, PhD

Noah Snyder-Mackler, PhD

Research Team

William Thistlethwaite

William Thistlethwaite

Research Team

Amanda Tinkle, PhD

Amanda Tinkle, PhD

Administrative Team

Katherine Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Katherine Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Research Team

Silvan R. Urfer, Dr. med. vet.

Silvan R. Urfer, Dr. med. vet.

Research Team

Roberta Westbrook

Roberta Westbrook, DVM

Animal Welfare Advisory Board

Michelle White

Michelle White, DVM, PhD

Research Team

James Wiley

James Wiley

Animal Welfare Advisory Board

Benjamin S. Wilfond, MD

Benjamin S. Wilfond, MD

Ethicist

Lisa Wormke

Lisa Wormke

Administrative Team

Sarah Yarborough

Sarah Yarborough

Research Team

Collaborating Institutions

Arizona State University

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Colorado State University Flint Cancer Center

Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University Animal Health Institute

National University of Singapore

North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine

Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine

Princeton University

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Tel Aviv University

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

University of Arizona

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Pennsylvania Center for Translational Bioinformatics

University of Southern California

University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences

University of Washington College of Built Environments

University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Washington School of Public Health

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine