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Board Member in the News: Scientific Director Steven Austad's latest Next Avenue column on what's ahead in aging research, featuring 13 AFAR experts

Jan 31
2019

Board Member in the News: Scientific Director Steven Austad's latest Next Avenue column on what's ahead in aging research, featuring 13 AFAR experts View MoreBACK

On January 30, 2019, Next Avenue published the latest column by AFAR Scientific Director Steven Austad, PhD.

“Last Year’s Research on Aging Hints at What Lies Ahead” reflects on insights gained in the field last year and spotlights studies recently published by a range of AFAR experts including:

Research by led by 1998 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient and 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient Valter Longo, PhD as well as 2014 Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research recipient Satchidananda Panda, Ph.D. on dietary timing and periodic fasting to extend healthspan,

Research by 2017 AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging awardee Emily S. Davis and 2015 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient, 2009 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging scholar, and 1998 AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient Dena Dubal, MD, PhD on the role of two XX chromosomes and lifespan in mice studies,

Research by 2015 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award recipient David Marcinek, PhD that shows how a drug to target mitochondria improved muscle strength in older subjects,

Research led by 2014 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient Christin Burd, PhD, AFAR President-elect and 2012 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award recipient James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD, Current National Scientific Advisory Councilmember, 2017 Pilot grantee, and 2018 Vincent Cristofalo awardee Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, and 2014 Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging recipient and a 2017 Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging fellow Ming Xu, PhD on a natural senolytic, Fisetin, and

Research by 2017 Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging recipient Sebastian Brandhorst, PhD, 2017 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award winner  Pinchas Cohen, MD, 2014 Ellison/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program recipient and a 2016 Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging recipient Su Jeong Kim, PhD, 1998 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient and 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient Valter Longo, PhD, and 2012 Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows recipient Kelvin Yen, PhD on a hormone, humanine, that slowed decline in mice.

Read Dr. Austad’s column on PBS Next Avenue here.

 





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