2016 Grant Recipients

 

Biology of Aging Grants
 

AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty


New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease
 

Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Awards 
 

Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

 

Physician Training Grants

 

The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76)

 

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

 


AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty

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Hua Bai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University: Ligand-specific regulation of TGF-beta mediated muscle aging and longevity
Gabrielle Fredman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Albany Medical College: Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators in Aging
Jennifer Garrison, PhD, Assistant Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging: Investigating the role of oxytocin signaling in aging
Eric Greer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School: Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance of Longevity
Guo Huang, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco: Cardiac Regenerative Potential in Mammalian Development and Aging
Changhan Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California: A Novel Mitochondrial-Encoded Regulator of Aging Metabolism
Scott Leiser, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan: A conserved role of flavin-containing monooxygenases in promoting stress resistance, health and longevity
Joseph Rodgers, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Keck School of Medicine of USC: The effects of mitochondrial biogenesis on stem cell dysfunction and impaired healing in aging
Brian Zid, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego: Aggregation of RNA-binding proteins and their effects on gene expression during aging in S. cerevisiae


New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

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Bess Frost, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Investigating a Toxic Role of Nucleoplasmic Reticulum Expansion in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Tauopathies
Yonatan Savir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Technion: Determining the effect of replicative and chorological age on toxicity of amyloid-B and tau protein in yeast as a model for age dependent neurotoxic death
Yin Shen, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco: Deciphering the Genetic Basis of Alzheimer's Disease by Novel Functional Genomic Approaches

AFAR is grateful to The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundaton for their support of and collaboration on this program.


Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Awards

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Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison: The Role of GSK3beta in neuronal metabolism in the aging brain
Shin-Ichiro Imai, MD, PhD, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine: The role of adipose tissue in the systemic regulation of mammalian aging and longevity

 

Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

Meredith Course, Stanford University: The roleof PINK1-mediated phosphorylation of MCAD in age-related neurodegeneration
Allessandra Dall'Agnese, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute: Aging-induced chromatin resistance to differentation stimuli in skeletal muscle cells
Victoria Dominguez, Ohio State University: Maintaining bone quality: the role of cortical microdamage in increased fracture risk
Linna Guan, Stanford University: Assessment of age-related gene expression by whole transcriptome sequencing after reinoid exporsure to rejuvenate human skin
Chelsea Hays, University of California, San Diego: Vascular and neurodegenerative mechanism of age-related cognitive decline
Richard Jin, University of Buffalo: Understanding the role of infection and immune regulation in age-related sarcopenia
Sun Kim, Brown University: Elucidating the transcriptional networks that preserve neural stem cell function in the aging brain
Mai Nakamura, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Investigating the role of a novel GPI-anchor cleaving enzyme GDE2 in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis
Dean Nehama, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Immunologic clearance of senescent cells in vivo
Justin Nicholatos, Cornell University: SIRT6 promotes apoptosis in response to cellular stress
Raghav Ramabadran, Baylor College of Medicine: The impact of age-associated DNMT3A mutations on stem cell aging
Jimi Rosenkrantz, Ohio State University: Somatic anueuploidy in the aging brain

 

AFAR is grateful to the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research for their support of and collaboration on the above grant programs.


The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76)

2016 Beeson Scholars are fully funded through the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Nathan Brummel MD, MSCI, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Zara Cooper MD, MSc., FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Eleni Linos MD, DrPH, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Brendan Lucey, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Hillary Lum, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Denver and VA Eastern Colorado GRECC
Ana Pereira, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Investigation, Rockefeller University
Anthony Rosen MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Phillip Smith, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Andrew Teich, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

Rachel Agubosim, The University of Toledo
Leyla Akhverdiyeva, University of Texas Medical Branch
Thara Ali, New York University School of Medicine
Pallavi Basu, University of California, San Diego
Katie Lynn Bedard, New York Medical College
Emily Benton, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Scott Berkheimer, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Elizabeth Bloemen, University of Colorado
Forrest Brooks, New York University School of Medicine
Elizabeth Brown, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Lindsey Carvalho, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Kyungmin Chae, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Deepa Chellappa, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Connie Chen, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Steven Chen, University of Cincinnati
Tiffaniy Chen, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michael Chen, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Justin Cheng, Florida International University
Monica Cheng, University of Texas HSC at Houston
Mindy Chua, University of Washington
Jamie Cohen, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Michela Corsi, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Meaghan Costello, University of Cincinnati
Isabel Cuervo, Weill Cornell Medical College
Rebecca Ellis, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Meghana Eswarappa, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Helena Gali, University of California, San Diego
Tess Gao, University of Toledo
Michael Gehring, Medical College of Wisconsin
Eliza Gentzler, Weill Cornell Medical College
Danielle Gillard, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Meryl Gold, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tomas Gonzalez, UTHSCSA
Heinrich-Karl Greenblatt, University of Cincinnati
Daniel Grier, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jacline Griffeth, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Smriti Gupta, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Alex Hansen, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Alexandra Horne, Duke University
Alexander Houck, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Justin Howard, University of Texas Medical Branch
Moudi Hubeishy, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine
Samantha Humann, University of Colorado
Kevin Huynh, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Lotanna Ikeotuonye, UTHSCSA
William Tyler Jenson, UTHSCSA
Justin Johal, UTHSCSA
Victoria Kim, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Kelly Kiser, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Melanie Koren, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Saritha Kosarussavadi, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kayla Krajick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abhishek Kumar, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Kellie Kurasaki, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Jennifer La, UTHSCSA
Jason Lambden, Weill Cornell Medical College
Tyler Lanman, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Rachel Lee, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Tatyana Lemelman, New York Medical College
Hayley Leonard, Ohio State University
Isaiah Levy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Amy Li, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Naomi Liang, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Brian Licht, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Catherine Lindsay, University of Utah
Serena Liu, University of Southern California
Rosemary Liu, UTHSCSA
Jason Livingstone, UTHSCSA
Bryson Lochte, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Emily Lukose, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Mahsa Madani, UTHSCSA
Martin Maldonado-Puebla, Ponce Health Sciences University
Sarah Marone, Boston University School of Medicine
Reyshley Marquez, University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine
Ryan McMahan, University of California, San Francisco
Emily Menand, Weill Cornell Medical College
Matthew Messana, University of Cincinnati
Adam Miller, Medical College of Wisconsin
Nagambika Munaganuru, Stony Brook University
Kelechi Ndukwe, Medical College of Wisconsin
Pushpa Neppala, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
An Viet Nguyen, Stony Brook University
Olisemeka Okafor, Rowan University of Osteopathic Medicine
Hannah Oppenheim, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Ashley Oskardmay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jayce Pangilinan, University of Arizona Colllege of Medicine
Jean Pannikottu, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Sung Woong Park, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mansi Patel, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Sonal Patel, New York University School of Medicine
Ashley Peterson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
Lauren Philips, University of Michigan Medical School
Maegan Pollard, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Katherine Pouns, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Basem Rashwan, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Shayna Ratner, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Julianna Ricco, Thomas Jefferson University
Jessica Rizzuto, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Calvin Rock, UTHSCSA
Maria Rodriguez Santiago, University of Puerto Rico
Katie Rong, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Samantha Sabban, Lake Erie College of Oteopathic Medicine - Bradenton
Anjali Saripalli, University of Michigan
Sarah Schear, University of California, Berkeley
Catherine Shir, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Justin Shortell, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Aditi Simlote, University of Rochester
Joshua Sixon, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Katherine Stiff, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Jamie Takayesu, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Jasmine Tatum, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Emily Tixier, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Rodrigo Torres, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Karina Torres Tristani, University of Puerto Rico
Alexis Tracy, UTHSCSA
Thu Tran, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Thomas Trieu, Pennsylvania State University
Allen Tsai, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Maurice Turner, University of California, Los Angeles
Matthew Van Dongen, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Meghana Vemuganti, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Marie Vogel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carrie Vuong, New York University
Mathew Whittaker, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
John Wilson, UTHSCSA
Kevin Wu, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Hope Xu, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Keolamau Yee, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Sylvia Yong, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Stanley Yuan, University of California, Los Angeles
Sarah Zarrin, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Aisling Zhao, University of Michigan





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