Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholars in Aging for 2010

The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the Senior Scholar in Aging awardees for 2010. They are:

Shelley Berger, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

High-throughput investigation of chromatin and epigenetic pathways regulating cellular lifespan

T. Keith Blackwell, M.D., Ph.D.

Joslin Diabetes Center

How TOR signaling influences SKN-1/Nrf stress defenses, stress resistance, and longevity

Gary Churchill, Ph.D.

The Jackson Laboratory

Aging Research Using the Diversity Outbred Mice

Fred H. Gage, Ph.D.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Mechanisms of Age-related decline in Adult neurogenesis

Todd E. Golde, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Florida

Proteinopathy-induced Neuronal Senescence and Inflammation

Richard Hanson, Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve University

The role of energy metabolism in the Prolonged Lifespan of the PEPCK-Cmus Mouse

Robert Haselkorn, Ph.D.

The University of Chicago

Determination of lifetimes of differentiated cells in filamentous cyanobacteria

David Holtzman, M.D.

Washington University in St. Louis

Sleep, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease (AD): Regulation of AD-associated proteins by sleep, aging, and orexin

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Ph.D.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Using iPSC from HGPS patient fibroblasts to study ageing and dedifferentiation of senescence cells

Michael Karin, Ph.D.

University of California at San Diego

Role of Sestrins and autophagy in prevention of age-related myopathies

Konstantin Khrapko, Ph.D.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Somatic mtDNA mutations in the aging process and longevity: an interspecies comparison

Junhyong Kim, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Genome Biology of Single Neuron Function and its Modulation with Age

Bruce Lahn, Ph.D.

The University of Chicago

Investigating the role of gene occlusion in cellular aging

Siu Sylvia Lee, Ph.D.

Cornell University

Probing the epigenetic determinants of longevity in C elegans

Haifan Lin, Ph.D.

Yale University

Piwi-piRNA Mechanism in Maintaining Genome Integrity and Longevity

Richard Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Michigan

Two New Methods That Extend Maximal Lifespan in Mice

Tom Misteli, Ph.D.

National Cancer Institute

Molecular Mechanisms of Aging-related Cancer Formation

Scott Pletcher, Ph.D.

University of Michigan

Molecular dissection of neurosensory circuits that specify health and longevity in Drosophila

Liza Pon, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Mitochondrial-cytoskeletal interactions and aging

Peter Rabinovitch, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Washington

Protein translation, abundance, and turnover in genetic models of altered mTOR signaling

Michael Rosbash, Ph.D.

Brandeis University

Sleep and Aging in Drosophila: Cause and Effect

Nicholas Spitzer, Ph.D. (co-PI)

Davide Dulcis, Ph.D. (co-PI)

University of California at San Diego

Sensory Stimulation-Dependent Neurotransmitter Respecification in the Aging Brain

J. David Sweatt, Ph.D.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

An epigenetic hypothesis of cognitive aging

Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Mechanisms by which mitochondrial electron transport chain mutations lead to increased longevity in mice

Martin Walsh, Ph.D.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Long non-coding RNAs as epigenetic modulators of cellular aging

Thomas Wandless, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Protein Quality Control in Yeast and Mammalian Cells