Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars in Aging for 2011

The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the New Scholar in Aging awardees for 2011. They are:

Darren Baker, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Senescent cell clearance in healthspan extension

Claire Benard, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Protecting the Nervous System from Aging and Neurodegeneration

Scott Boyd, PhD
Stanford University
B cell and T cell Determinants of Influenza Vaccine Responses in the Elderly

Kan Cao, PhD
University of Maryland
Alternative Splicing in Cellular Senescence

Danica Chen, PhD
University of California at Berkeley
Molecular Mechanism of the Dietary Restriction Response

Sean Curran, PhD
University of Southern California
Molecular genetics of exceptional longevity and survival

Michael Elliott, PhD
University of Rochester
Defining molecular alterations in apoptotic cell clearance signaling in the aging immune system

Matthew Harris, PhD
Children’s Hospital Boston
Zebrafish as a genetic model to understand the physiological mechanisms of vertebrate aging

Cole Haynes, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Examining the impact of increased mitochondrial unfolded protein response signaling on aging and age-associated stress

Matthew Hibbs, PhD
The Jackson Laboratory
Mammalian Somatic Mutations and Aging

Wenwei Hu, PhD
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
The impact of SNPs in the p53 pathway upon aging and longevity

William Ja, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute
Nutritional modulation of Drosophila lifespan

Sundeep Kalantry, PhD
University of Michigan
Investigating the Role of Epigenetic Dysregulation in Mammalian Aging

Dana L. Miller, PhD
University of Washington
Understanding the effects of Hydrogen Sulfide on Protein Homeostasis and Aging

Daniel Mucida, PhD
The Rockefeller University
Influence of intestinal microbiota in immune senescence

Yael Niv, PhD
Princeton University
Interactions between learning and attention across the lifespan

Christian P. Petersen, PhD
Northwestern University
Control of Wnt signaling in regeneration

Alessandra Sacco, PhD
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Role of telomere shortening in skeletal muscle aging

Alexander Soukas, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Genetics of aging and fat metabolism in Caenorhabditis elegans

Meng Wang, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Modeling lipid dynamics during aging via label-free SRS imaging

R. Luke Wiseman, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute
Characterizing the aging-dependent decline in the capacity for mitochondria to protect their proteome

Xiaoyong Yang, PhD
Yale University
O-GlcNAc Signaling in Caloric Restriction and Aging

Timur Yusufzai, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Characterization of Novel Enzymes Involved in Premature Aging

Chun-Li Zhang, PhD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
A Genomics Approach to Understanding Neural Stem Cell Aging

Zhengdong Zhang, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Reconstruction of an aging-related subnetwork and analysis of its modularity and evolution in human and other mammals