Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars in Aging for 2010
The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the New Scholar in Aging Awardees for 2010. They are:

Zoltan Arany, M.D., Ph.D
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Regulation of Angiogenesis in Aging by SIRT1 and PGC-1alpha

Alexei Aravin, Ph.D. .
California Institute of Technology
The role of small RNAs in protecting genome integrity

L. Ryan Baugh, Ph.D.
Duke University
Feedback Regulation of Insulin-like Signaling

Joseph A. Baur, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
The Role of NAD Metabolism in Caloric Restriction and Obesity

Briana M. Burton, Ph.D.
Harvard University
The Dynamic Human Microbiome and its Role in Aging

Diane Cabelof, Ph.D.
Wayne State University
Endogenous retrotransposable elements promote genomic instability with age

Cassandra Extavour, Ph.D.
Harvard University
A Model System for Understanding Germline Stem Cell Aging in vivo

Katalin Fejes Toth, M.D., Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
A systems biology approach to aging: Dissecting changes in gene expression during cellular senescence

Veronica Galvan, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Neuronal mTOR in Mammalian Aging

Marc Hammarlund, Ph.D.
Yale University
Mechanisms of age-related decline in axon regeneration

Mayumi Ito, Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
Epithelial microenvironment in melanocyte stem cell aging

Steven T. Kosak, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Interaction of lamin A/C and telomeres in human embryonic stem cell fate

Stefan Leutgeb, Ph.D.
University of California at San Diego
Memory allocation after neural circuit reorganization in the young and aged hippocampus

Jun Li, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Genetic analysis of a rat model of aerobic capacity and aging

Ji-Hye Paik, Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Molecular Mechanism of FOXO-dependant NSC Fate Decision in Aging Brain

Viviana Perez, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Does protein homeostasis determine longevity? A comparative biology approach

Amy Ralston, Ph.D.
University of California at Santa Cruz
Examining the impact of aging on cellular reprogramming

Andrew Samuelson, Ph.D.
University of Rochester
Functional Genomics and Genetics of Aging in Caenorhabditis Elegans

Christian Schlieker, Ph.D.
Yale University
Deciphering the Nuclear Quality Control Network and its Relation to Aging

Markus Seeliger, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University Medical School
Age related changes in the substrate spectrum of the ubiquitin system

Erica D. Smith, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Stem cells and longevity in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea

Beth Stevens, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital Boston
Investigation of the Glial and Immune SIgnals that Promote Synapse Loss and Dysfunction in the Aged CNS

Jonathan Wanagat, MD, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Mitochondrially-targeted Antioxidants and the Spectrum of mtDNA Mutations

Qingjun Wang, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Elucidating the molecular mechanism of macroautophagy in aging and dietary restriction utilizing an integrated mouse genetic-proteomic approach

Marius Wernig, MD.
Stanford University
Direct conversion of aging fibroblasts into neurons