Kelvin J. A. Davies#


Kelvin J. A. Davies
Email:kelvin 'at' usc.edu
Membership Number:4119
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:kdavies4119
Elected:2015
Homepage: http://gero.usc.edu/faculty/davies



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 - Now - Senior Scientist, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE)
  • 1996 - Now - James E. Birren Endowed Professor of BioGerontology, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California
  • 1996 - Now - Professor of Molecular & Computational Biology, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, University of Southern California
  • 1996 - 2012 - Dean of Research, Associate Dean, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California
  • 2012 - Now - Dean of Faculty & Dean of Research, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California
  • 1989 - 1996 - Chairman & John Muntz University Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Albany Medical College
  • 1989 - 1996 - Distinguished Professor of Molecular Medicine, , Dept. of Medicine, Albany Medical College
  • 1984 - 1989 - Assistant/Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology & Toxicology, School of Medicine, USC
  • 1983 - 1984 - Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University
  • 1982 - 1983 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Physiology and medicine
  • Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • Free radicals and oxidative stress
  • Ageing
  • Proteolysis
  • Post-translational modification of proteins
  • Mitochondrial bioenergetics
  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Shock/stress adaptation
  • Signal transduction
Honours and Awards
  • 1982 - Harwood S. Belding Award, American Physiological Society
  • 1989 - Fellow of The Oxygen Society (FOS), now the Society for Free Radical Biology & Medicine (FSFRBM)
  • 1993 - Doctor of Medicine degree (honoris causae), Russian Medical University, Moscow
  • 1995 - Doctor of Medicine degree (honoris causae), and 50th Anniversary Medal, University of Gdansk, Poland
  • 1996 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (F.A.A.A.S.),
  • 1998 - Doctor of the University degree (honoris causae) University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2003 - Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (F.G.S.A.)
  • 1992 - 1995 - President, Society for Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Secretary General (1988-1990)
  • 2003 - 2005 - President, The International Society for Free Radical Research
  • 2006 - Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award – Society for Free Radical Biology & Medicine
  • 2007 - Presidential Award and Lecturer – American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2008 - Doctor of Medicine (honoris causae) Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2009/2011 Distinguished Mentoring Award of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 2009 and 2011
  • 2012 - Phi Kappa Phi Research Recognition Award
  • 2012 - European Society for Free Radical Research, 2012 Prize and Annual Lecturer
  • 2012 - Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite de France (Knight, National Order of Merit of France)
  • 2014 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK
  • 2014 - Doctor of Medicine degree (hc) Shenzhen Clinical Medical College of Guangzhou University, China, 2014
  • 2015 - Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • 2015 – Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2015 – Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology

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