Senior Scholar Awardees in Aging for 2008
The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the Senior Scholar Awardees in Aging for 2008. They are:

David Baltimore, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Research Title: Role of MicroRNAs in Aging

Jacqueline K. Barton, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Research Title: DNA-mediated Oxidation of p53: Long Range Signaling of Oxidative Stress

Rolf Bodmer, Ph.D.
Burnham Institute for Medical Research
Research Title: Gene Expression in Slow and Fast Aging Hearts

Jan L. Breslow, M.D.
Rockefeller University
Research Title: Nuclear Hormone Receptor PXR that Links Xenobiotic Metabolism and Aging

Judith L. Campbell, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Research Title: The Intersection of a Global Genome Integrity Network with Telomere Functions in Yeast and Human Cells

Fred Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University
Research Title: Segregation of Damaged Proteins in Fission Yeast

George Church, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Research Title: Establishment and Functional Characterization of a Large DNA Fragment Resource from the Long-Lived Naked Mole-Rat for Comparison with Mice

Karlene A. Cimprich, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Research Title: Molecular Studies on the Relationship between DNA Damage and Epigenetics in Aging

Steven G. Clarke, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Research Title: Maintaining Healthspan by Enzymatic Recognition of Age-Damaged Biomolecules

Jan Dumanski, Ph.D. (co-PI)
Uppsala University, Sweden
Devin Absher, Ph.D. (co-PI)
Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
Research Title: Genomic Copy Number Variation in Monozygotic Twins: A New Model for Human Aging

Michela Gallagher, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Research Title: Neurocognitive Aging in Genetically Defined Mice

Takao K. Hensch, Ph.D.