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