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Dr. Eloy Bejarano Fernandez is Scientist III on the Nutrition and Vision Research Team at the HNRCA. He received his Ph.D. from University of Seville in Spain in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Then, he received a master’s degree in computational biology from the International University of Andalucía in Spain. His research focuses on the functional relationship between autophagy and intercellular communication under different conditions, especially within the contexts of aging and nutrition. In 2018, Dr. Bejarano Fernandez won the Vernon Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition. Previously, he was appointed to serve on the Junior Faculty Research Career Development Forum for Tufts CTSI and was also awarded a fellowship for NIA training in experimental aging research. He is a reviewer for many journals, including Aging Cell, International Journal of Cancer, PLoS One, and Journal of Gerontology and served on the editorial board for the Journal of Postdoctoral Research.

Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Seville University (Spain)

Current Research Projects
• USDA-ARS: Vision, Aging, and Nutrition