Awards for Senior Scholars 2003: Aging Program and Global Infectious Disease Program
Aging Program

Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the Senior Scholar Awardees for 2003. They are:

Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D.
Center for Blood Research, Boston
The Biology of Mammalian Sir2 Homologs and their Role in Lifespan Determination

Spyridon Artavanis-Tsakonas, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
A Novel Class of Aging Genes in Drosophila melanogaster

Andrzej Bartke, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Early Hormonal Signaling and Longevity: Role of Long-term Alterations in Glucose Homeostasis

Ronald A. DePinho, M.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Genetic Role of Telomere Dynamics and DNA Damage Response in Stem Cell Depletion, Organ Homeostasis and Aging

Jeff W. Lichtman, M.D., Ph.D. /co-PI &
Joshua R. Sanes, Ph.D. /co-PI

Washington University
Time Lapse Imaging of Neurons as They Age

Susan L. Lindquist, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Investigating the Potential Involvement of Cellular Quality Control Mechanisms and the Mammalian Prion, PrP, in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Olivia M. Pereira-Smith, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio
The Role of the MORF/MRG Family of Novel Transcription Factors in In Vitro and In Vivo Aging

Arlan G. Richardson, Ph.D. /co/PI &
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio
Fred E. Regnier, Ph.D./co-PI
Purdue University
A Novel Proteomic Approach to Identifying, Sequencing, and Quantifying Oxidatively Damaged Proteins in Tissues of Aged Animals

James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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