Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars in Aging for 2013
The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the New Scholar in Aging awardees for 2013. They are:
Murat Acar, PhD
Yale University
Systems Biology Approaches to Single-Cell Aging by using Novel Microfluidic Platforms
Michael Ailion, PhD
University of Washington
Modulation of the Aging Process by the Release of Neuroendocrine Signals from Dense-Core Vesicles
Nicola Allen, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Astrocyte Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity and Repair in the Aging Brain
Adam J. Auton, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Characterization of Deleterious Variation in Centenarian Genomes
Benoit Biteau, PhD
University of Rochester
Cell Fate Decisions and Differentiation in the Aging Drosophila Intestine
Robert K. Bradley, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Inhibition of RNA Quality Control in Differentiating and Aging Cells
Hu Cang, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Develop Novel Single-Molecule Imaging Tools to Study Chromatin Modifiations in Cellular Sensecence
Stirling Churchman, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Mitochondrial Gene Expression Landscape of S. Cerevisiae During Aging and Life Span Extension
Fabio Demontis, PhD
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
The Interconnection of Muscle and Systemic Aging via Myokine Signaling
Elena Ezhkova, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medincine
Toward Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Skin Stem Cell Aging
Christopher Fang-Yen, PhD
University of Pennslyvania
High-throughput Imaging of Lifespan and Healthspan in C. Elegans
Boyi Gan, PhD
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Study the Regulation of HSC Maintenance and Aging by Longevity Pathways
Matthew Hirschey, PhD
Duke University
SIRT5 Regulates Mitochondrial Metabolism in Aging and Disease
Dirk Hockemeyer, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Elucidating Telomerase Function Using Genetically Defined Human Stem Cell Models
Shin Hyeok Kang, PhD
Temple University
Molecular Basis of Oligodendrocyte Vulnerabilty and Impaired Regeneration with Age
Changhan David Lee, PhD
University of Southern California
Investigating the Role of a Novel Mitochondria-encoded Peptide
Patrick T. McGrath, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology
Multigenetic Analysis of Aging Markers in C. Elegans using Directed Evolution
Eirini P. Papapetrou, MD, PhD
University of Washington
Haploinsuffiency of Protein-Coding Genes as an Age-Related Disease Mechanism
Veena Prahlad, PhD
University of Iowa
Uncovering Neuronal Mechanisms that Control Protein Folding Homeostasis
Li Qian, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Reprogramming Fibroblasts into Cardiomyocyte-like Cells in the Aging Heart
Susanne Rafelski, PhD
University of California, Irvine
The Decline of Mitochondrial Form and Function in Aging Cells
Aric Rogers, PhD
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Lifespan Extension via Dietary Restriction: Mechanisms Controlling Translation
Alexander J. Ruthenburg, PhD
University of Chicago
Discovery of New Epigenetic Pathways Involved in Stem Cell Maintenance
Mamta Tahiliani, PhD
New York University
DNA Methylation, Genomic Stability and Aging
Jennifer J. Trowbridge, PhD
Jackson Laboratory
Epigenetic Drivers of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Aging