2005 Grant Recipients

AFAR Research Grantees
AFAR Affiliate Research Grantees
Pfizer/AFAR Grantees
Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Grantees
Beeson Scholars
Merck/AFAR Junior Investigators
Ellison/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows
Medical Student Summer Research Training in Aging Program


A special 25th Anniversary Edition of the AFAR Grant Directory is available here!


AFAR Research Grant Program

Rajendra S. Apte, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Washington University: "Aging and the Immune System: Implications for Ocular Angiogenesis"

S. Thomas Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles: "Molecular Profile of Neuronal Regeneration in the Aged Brain after Stroke"

Christopher J. Chang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley: "Molecular Imaging Probes for Age-Related Oxidative Stress and Damage"

Jim R. Fadel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine: "Orexin Regulation of the Basal Forebrain Cholinergic System in Aged Rats"

Insoo Kang, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine: "The Effect of Aging on IL-7-mediated CD8+ T cell Survival"

Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Ph.D., Research Instructor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: "Modeling Changes in Myogenic Progenitor Potential with Age"

Olav Rueppel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro: "Mitosis and Apoptosis in Relation to Lifespan in the Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera L.)"

Hongbing Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Michigan State University: "Beta-amyloid Precursor Protein-mediated signaling through FE65"

Tian Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Colorado State University: "The Effect of Aging on Gamma Delta T cell Response to Nile Virus Infection in Mouse Model"


AFAR Southeast Affiliate

Paul Holzheimer, M.D., Assistant Professor, Emory University: "Investigating the Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy of Late-life Depression"

Anna Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Emory University: "Subcortical Function: Contributions to Hemispheric Asymmetry Reduction in Older Adults"

Dan Sorescu, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University: "The Role of Nox4 in Cardiac Senescence"


AFAR Ohio Affiliate

Erik D. Andrulis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University: "Mechanisms of mRNA Turnover during Aging"


AFAR Upstate New York Affiliate

Vera Gorbunova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Rochester: "Changes in the levels of DNA double-strand break repair proteins during aging and cellular senescence"


Pfizer/AFAR Innovations in Aging Research Grant Program

Katrin Andreasson, M.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: "Function of the PGE2EP Receptors in the Development of Alzheimer's Disease"

Steven Artandi, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University: "Activation of Epidermal Stem Cells by Telomerase"

Anne Brunet, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Stanford University: "Role of FOXO Transcription Factors in Mammalian Longevity"

Fen-Biao Gao, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator and Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco: "Identification of Genetic Pathways that Reduce A? Toxicity on Neuronal Structures"

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Research Neuroscientist, University of California, Berkeley: "Cognitive Aging: Elucidating the Relationship Between Structure Function and Behavior"

Michael S. Grotewiel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University: "Genetic Dissection of Functional Senescence in drosophila"

Jiyan Ma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Research Foundation: "The Role of Ubiquitinated Prion Protein in Neurodegeneration"

David K. Simon, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School: "Mitochondrial DNA Repair and Parkinson's Disease"

Zhiming Suo, M.D., Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Midwest Biomedical Research Foundation: "G Protein Coupled Receptor Kinase-5 Deficiency, Muscarinic Neurotransmission Dysfunction and Neurofibrillary Degeneration in vitro"


Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award

Adam Antebi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine: "Purification of a lipophilic hormone regulating C. elegans diapause and aging"

Scott D. Pletcher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine: "Genetic mechanisms of enhanced immune function and delayed functional senescence in Drosophila melanogaster"


Beeson Career Development Award

Liana Apostolova, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, "Structural MRI outcome predictors in MCI"

Malaz Boustani, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Indiana University, "Enhancing Care for Hospitalized Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment"

Jennifer Brach, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, "Gait Variability: Epidemiology, Assessment & Management"

Arleen Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, "Neighborhoods and the Management of Chronic Conditions"

Cynthia Carlsson, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, "Effect of Statins on Pathobiology of Alzheimer's Disease"

Daniel Goldstein, M.D., Assistant Professor, Yale University, "Strategies to enhance immunity in aging"

Wendolyn Gozansky, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Health Science Center, "Cortisol Metabolism & Central Adiposity After Menopause"

Leanne Groban, M.D., Associate Professor, Wake Forest University, "Growth, Angiotensin II, and Cardiac Aging"

Arti Hurria, M.D., Assistant Member I, Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center, "Can Geriatric Assessment Predict Oncology Outcomes?"

Pearl Seo, M.D., M.P.H., Duke University, "PPARgamma: Biomarker for Breast Cancer in Older Women"

Dellara Terry, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Boston University, "Centenarian Offspring and Vascular Disease Resistance"


Merck/AFAR Junior Investigator Awards in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology

Muralindhar Beeram, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: "Age and Gender Effects on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Seventeen Investigational Anticancer Agents from Phase I Studies"

Steven M. Handler, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine: "Using a Clinical Event Monitor to Detect Adverse Drug Reactions in Long-term Care"


Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Senior Postdoctoral Fellows

Johannes H. Bauer, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University:
"Mechanism(s) of p53-dependent lifespan extension"

Malene Hansen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco: "Molecular Mechanisms of Lifespan Regulation by the Insulin/IGF-1 Pathways in C. elegans"

Supriya Srinivasan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco: "The Role of Serotonergic Signaling in Energy Homeostasis During Aging"



Medical Student Summer Research Training in Aging Program

p>Students selected through the national competition.

Thomasina Bailey, SUNY Upstate
Alan Bengtzen, Emory University
Jeremy Broadnax, Case Western University
Ariel Bulua, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Olatubosun Chinwokwu, St. Louis University
Neela Dasgupta, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mita Deoras, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Ohm Deshpande, Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University
Sharon Engel, Emory University
David Fish, University of New England College of Medicine
Andrew Fisher, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Michael Ford, Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University
Daniel Freedberg, Harvard Medical School
Molly Fuentes, University of Michigan Medical School
Gina Fujikami, University of Hawai'i Burns School of Medicine
Shanti Ganesh, Duke University School of Medicine
Matthew Garrett, Case Western Reserve University
Benjamin Goldsmith, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Elizabeth Goodman, Washington University School of Medicine
Jacqueline Green, Emory University
Joy Guerrieri-Bang, University of New England College of Medicine
Paul Gunn, Case Western Reserve University
Nitin Gupta, University of Michigan
Elizabeth Harlow, Emory University
Ben Harris, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Maxwell Hill, University of Cincinatti College of Medicine
Jessica Holmes, Case Western Reserve University
John Hopkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David Horowitz, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Brian Houston, Emory University
Evan Howe, Case Western Reserve University
Christine Hung, Case Western Reserve University
Kathleen Khong, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Alexander Larson, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Sandy Liang, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ovidiu Marina, Case Western Reserve University
Eric McLoney, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Leland Metheny, Case Western Reserve University
Kyauna Miller, Case Western Reserve University
Margaret Moscato, Emory University
Anjali Nigalaye, University of Chicago
Shantanu Nundy, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Theodore Pasquali, University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Raducha-Grace, University of Pittsburgh
Simha Ravven, Tulane University School of Medicine
Brandon Roberts, Case Western Reserve University
Shawn Rosen, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Alexandra Shaw, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Megan Skibitsky, University of California, Los Angeles
Lon Steinberg, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Malini Sur, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ryan Takenaga, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ezra Teitelbaum, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Christie Tung, Case Western Reserve University
Brant Ullery, Weill Medical School at Cornell University
Ryan Ungaro, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Jeanie Wang, Northeastern Ohio University
Deborah Weener, University of Michigan Medical School
Deniel Wei, Case Western Reserve University
Aimee Wing, Case Western Reserve University
Victor Wu, Emory University
Priscilla Yee, University of Hawai'i Burns School of Medicine
Jacqueline Yuen, University of Michigan Medical School
Andrea Zapeda, University of Michigan Medical School
David Zinn, Brown University

 





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