Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholars in Aging for 2011
The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the Senior Scholar in Aging awardees for 2011. They are:
 
John Abrams, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Chromatin interactions assembled through long-range p53 enhancer activity in normal and pathologic aging
 
Julie K. Andersen, Ph.D.
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Novel epigenetic mechanism underlying affects of elevated alpha-synuclein levels: implications for aging and Parkinson's disease
 
Eric Baehrecke, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Role of autophagy and bioenergetics in stem cell maintenance and aging
 
Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Does complement cascade-mediated synapse elimination drive cognitive decline in the aging brain?
 
Joel Buxbaum, M.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
Defining the genetics of Body Temperature and its relationship to Human Longevity
 
Craig Crews, Ph.D.
Yale University
Cellular Regeneration: Reversing the Aging Process
 
George Daley, M.D., Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital Boston
The Lin28/let-7 pathway in age-related disease
 
Pietro De Camilli, M.D.
Yale University
PI(4,5)P2 metabolism in the aging brain
 
James Eberwine, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Medical School
Systems analysis of dendritic mRNA abundances and translation during aging
 
Ronald Evans, Ph.D.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
The Protective Role of Estrogen Related Receptor Gamma in Frailty, Obesity and Vascular Disease
 
Judith Frydman, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Causes and consequences of the aging-associated decline in cellular protein homeostasis, protein folding and quality control
 
Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
Molecular bases of the anti-aging functions of the bone derived hormone osteocalcin
 
James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
Aging and Adult "Stem" Cell Transplantation: Seed vs. Soil
 
Se-Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Extension of life span in mice by stimulation of anabolic pathways in skeletal muscle
 
Andrew Marks, M.D.
Columbia University
Role of intracellular calcium leak in aging
 
Richard Morimoto, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
The Proteostasis Network of Healthy Aging
 
Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University
The mouse retina as a platform to investigate microvascular plasticity in the adult central nervous system
 
Andre Nussenzweig, Ph.D.  
National Institutes of Health – National Cancer Institute
Linking nuclear DNA damage and epigenetic changes to stem cell and mitochondrial decline during aging
 
Robert Roeder, Ph.D.          
The Rockefeller University
Mechanistic study of transcriptional regulation of stress-responsive Sestrin genes by tumor suppressor p53       

Lee Rubin, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Discovery of Small Molecules to Treat Skeletal Muscle Sarcopenia

 
David Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute   
The Role of the Mammalian Stem Cell Niche in Aging
 
William Sonntag, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center      
Early metabolic programming of specific hypothalamic nuclei by IGF-1: Effects on age-related disease and lifespan
 
Gary Struhl, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Control of tissue mass during aging by morphogens, steroid hormones and the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway

Sally Temple, Ph.D.
Regenerative Research Foundation
Lineage studies of age-related changes in the neural stem cell niche         

 
Lee Zou, Ph.D.         
Massachusetts General Hospital        
Roles of the Non-Coding RNA TERRA in Telomere Maintenance, Checkpoint Response, and Aging

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