2010 Grant Recipients

AFAR Research Grantees
AFAR Affiliate Research Grant Program
Gilbert/AFAR New Investigators
Julie Martin Mid-Career Awards in Aging Research
Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Grantees
Paul Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research
Ellison/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows
Medical Student Summer Research Training in Aging Program


AFAR Research Grant Program

Edward Bartlett, PhD, Assistant Professor, Purdue University: A Comparison of Auditory Temporal Processing Assessed Non-Invasively in Aged vs. Young Rats

Nancy A. Dennis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University: Age-related Changes in Neural Recruitment Associated with Cognitive Control of Memory Processes

James R. Edwards, PhD, Research Instructor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Regulation of Bone Mass by Aging-related Genes

Troy Ghashghaei, PhD, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University: Aging of the Adult Neural Stem Cell Niche

Andreana P. Haley, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas: A Pilot Study of the Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Neuronal Integrity in Middle-aged and Older Adults with Hypertension

Malene Hansen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Burnham Institute for Medical Research: Identification of Autophagy Reglators Important For the Response To Dietary Restriction in C. Elegans

Sangwon F. Kim, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania: The Role of Phosphoinositides in Cellular Growth and Aging

Agnes Lacreuse, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts: Effects of Testosterone on Cognition, Emotion and Motor Function in Aged Male Macaques

Brian K. Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University School of Public Health: Effects of Midlife Blood Pressure, Anti-hypertensive Medication Use, and Genetic Risk Factors on White Matter Health in Aging

David Lombard, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan: SIR-2.4 Regulation of DAF-16 Function in C. Elegans

Jamie Maguire, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine: GABAergic Control of the HPA Axis in the Pathophysiology of Anxiety and Depression in Aging

Shane L. Rea, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio: Nuclear Checkpoint Signaling Connects Ribosomal Translation with Longevity Specification in the C. Elegans Mitochondrial Mutants

Cynthia Reinhart-King, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cornell University: Age-related Blood Vessel Stiffening and Atheroslerosis Progression

Bradley P. Sutton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois: Age-related Demyelination in Motor Pathways Predicts Reductions in Fine Motor Control

 

AFAR Affiliate Research Grant Program

Lina A. Shehadeh, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine: Role of miR-30e in the Collagen-osteogenic Transition in Senescent Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Noel Marysa Ziebarth, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Miami: Atomic Force Microscopy to Elucidate Age-related Changes in Structure and Mechanics of the Ocular Lens

 

Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/AFAR New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Christopher J. Ackerson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University: Probing and Disrupting Actin/Cofilin Rods

Fenghua Hu, PhD, Research Scientist, Cornell University: Progranulin Function and Signaling in Microglia Cells

Vinay Parikh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Temple University: Interactions Between TrkA Signaling and APP Processing in Aging: Impact on Forebrain Cholinergic Circuits and Cognition

Nikki Stricker, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Boston VA Healthcare System: Does Retrogenesis Explain Regional White Matter Integrity in MCI?

Qi Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University: A Mechanistic Study of Presynaptic Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease

 

Julie Martin Mid-Career Awards in Aging Research

Kenneth Poss, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University Medical Center: Cardiac Aging and Regeneration in Zebrafish

Joanne Turner, PhD, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University: Divergent Macrophage-Pathogen Interactions in Old Age

 

Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award

Daniel Promislow, PhD, Professor, University of Georgia: Causes and Consequences of Aging in Metabolomic Networks

Peter S. Rabinovitch, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Washington: Next Generation Discovery of MTOR Effects on Mrna Translation and the Proteome in Aging

 

Paul Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research

Jeffrey Caterino, MD, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University: Expanding Antimicrobial Stewardship for Long Term Care Facility Patients

Anna Csiszar, MD,PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Resveratrol Confers Endothelial protection via induction of NF-E2–Related Factor-2-driven antioxidant genes: implications for microvascular aging

Leora Horwitz, MD, Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine: Heart Failure Readmissions in Older Adults: A Systems Perspective

Amy Kind, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Hospital Discharge Summary’s Impact on Sub-Acute Care Patient Outcomes

Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School: Reforming Medicare: Beneficiary Choice, Plan Payment, and Accountable Care

Timothy Miller, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine: Changing tau Protein Levels and tau Protein Isoforms in Mouse Models of Dementia

Thomas Robinson, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center: A Placebo Controlled Trial of L-Tryptophan in Post-Operative Delirium

Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington: Development and Evaluation of a Depression Risk Calculator

 

Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows

Marcelo S. Caetano, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, John B. Pierce Laboratory: Effect of Aging on Temporal Processing by the Prefrontal Cortex

Della C. David, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Age-related Disruption of Protein Homeostasis

Fabio Demontis, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School: Regulation of Muscle Aging by FOXO Transcriptional Activity in Drosophila Melanogaster

Hinco J. Gierman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine: Testing the Damage Accumulation Theory of Aging: Can Aging Be Reversed?

Yuko Hara, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Relationships Between Dentate Gyrus Synaptic Subtypes and Age-related Memory Impairment in Rhesus Monkesy

Tadafumi Hashimoto, PhD, Research Fellow in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital: Elucidation of the Molecular Mechanisms of Apolipoprotein E's Effects on Amyloid Beta Peptide Oligomers

Hadise Kabil, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan: Modulation of Lifespan by the Transsulfuration Pathway

Luv Kashyap, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh: Investigating the Correlation Between Reduction in Mevalonate Kinase Levels and Onset of Sarcopenia Using the Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans

Sathish Kasina, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan School of Medicine: CXCL12/CXCR4 Axis Promotion of Bph in the Aging Prostate

William Mair, PhD, Research Assocociate, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies: Characterizing CRTC-1, A Novel AMPK and Calcineurin Target For Lifespan Extension in C. Elegans

Haakon B. Nygaard, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine: The Role of Cellular Prion Protein in Beta-Amyloid-Induced Epilepsy and Early Death in Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Model

Jing Qu, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Burnham Institute for Medical Research: S-Nitrosylation of Cdk5 in Alzheimer's Disease: Cause or Outcome?

Aric Rogers, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Buck Institute for Age Research: Post Transcriptional Remodeling of the Stress Response by Eif4G in C. Elegans

Sarah Marie Ronnebaum, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina: The Role of the Cochaperone/E3 Ubiquitin Ligase CHIP in Nuclear Stress Response and Aging

Guido Stadler, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: Telomere Position Effect in Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

Cagdas Tazearslan, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Insulin/IGF-1 Signaling and Human Longevity

Dario Riccardo Valenzano, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University: Genetic Mapping of the Genes Involved in Longevity Differences Among Populations of the Short-Lived Fish Nothobranchius Furzeri

Victor S. VanLaar, PhD, Associate Scholar, University of Pittsburgh: The Role of Parkin in Neuronal Mitochondrial Dynamics and Neurodegeneration

Jason Wood, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University: The Role of Sirt4 in Regulating Lifespan and Metabolism in Drosophila Melanogaster

Yang Yang, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University: Nicotinic Restoration of Prefrontal Cortex Physiology in Aged Monkeys

 

Medical Student Training in Aginig Research Training Program

Grant Aaker, Weill Cornell Medical College
Josie Acuna, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Daniel Agarwal, Weill Cornell Medical College
Salman Ahmed, Baylor College of Medicine
Jennifer Andahl, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Savina Aneja, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
George Asaad, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Le Aye, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hassan Azimi, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Maria Badaracco, Boston University School of Medicine
Jayshiv Badlani, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Timothy Beutler, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Elizabeth Birkenfeld, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Christopher Blunden, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Christopher Bogan, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Carley Bria, Temple University School of Medicine
Kristen Buono, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Daniel Butler, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tiffany Cao, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Christopher Carlos, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Siobhan Case, Yale University School of Medicine
Chi Nga Chan, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Julia Chang, University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine
Zsu-Zsu Chen, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Emanuela Christati, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Jennifer Christie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kimberly Churbock, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Rachel-Rose Cohen, Duke University School of Medicine
Andrea M. Corujo Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Orion Courtin, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Nida Degesys, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Alyssa DeSocio, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Andre Dev, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Christine Dierker, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Anne Dunbar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kathryn Engelhardt, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Adrian France, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Benjamin George, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Jennifer Gibson Chambers, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anshuli Gupta, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Sara Harris, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Asma Hasan, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Muay Hernandez-Pons, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Natasha Holt, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Lu Hong, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mohammed Hoque, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Li-Wen Huang, Duke University School of Medicine
Li-Chi Hung, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Sangeeta Kalsi, University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine
Lee Kaplowitz, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science
Jill Kaspar, Dartmouth Medical School
Victoria King, University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine
Krista Kiyosaki, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Ashwin Kotwal, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Jeffrey Krauss, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Jason Liebowitz, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Gregory Lisse, University of Arizona in Partnership with Arizona State University- College of Medicine Phoenix Campus
Jia Liu, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Bittu Majmudar, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Lauren Malaspina, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
David Melton, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Constantinos Michaelidis, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Gabriela Montes-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Caitlyn Nguyen, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Rebecca Omlor, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Lorimar Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Antoinette Otoo-Boameh, Meharry Medical College
Neel Parekh, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Daniel Parker, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Akshar Patel, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Deliamille Perez Santiago, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Michele Pham, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Sophia Estella Philippopoulos, Drexel University College of Medicine
Robert Scooter Plowman, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Alexander Port, Weill Cornell Medical College
Keith Primeau, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Ata Rahman, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Crystal Reyelts, University of Nebraska Medical Center-College of Medicine
Kelcie Rodriguez, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Ami Saraiya, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Aaron Saunders, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Kosal Seng, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Atef Shaikh, Western University of Health Sciences
Neal Sharma, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
LIla Sheikhi, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Ryan Smith, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Charles Snyder, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Isaac Solaimanzadeh, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Malini Soundarrajan, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Lauren Stephens, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
James Steward, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Vivien Sun, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Sarah Velten, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Danielle Victor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Linda Wang, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Sinny Wang, University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine
Yvette Wang, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine
Robert White, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bryan Wilson, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Lauren Wolchok, University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine
Kraig Young, University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
Kevin Yuen, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Sonia Zaveri, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine
Han Zhu, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine





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