Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research program to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows who are conducting research in the basic biology of aging, as well as translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. Postdoctoral fellows at all levels of training are eligible. Up to ten one-year fellowships of $75,000 will be awarded in 2024.

For more information about the program, eligibility and application procedures, please visit AFAR


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2020 Fellowships Recipients

Turan Aghayev, M.D., Ph.D. University of California San Francisco
Role of an exercise liver-to-brain rejuvenation axis in restoring regenerative and cognitive function in aging
Zhongchi Li, Ph.D. Weill Cornell Medicine
Investigating the role of propionate metabolism in aging
Ting Miao, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School
The pathophysiological role of gut microbiota-derived acetate under aging
Daniel Robinson, Ph.D. Stanford University
Identifying the upstream regulators of the gerozyme 15-PGDH to mitigate its overexpression in aging and maintain tissue homeostasis and health
Zachary Sebo, Ph.D. Northwestern University
Molecular Basis of Metformin Action in Treating Age-Related Disease
Gunjan Singh, Ph.D. Brown University
Determining the role of Dosage Compensation Complex in regulation of sex-specific aging of brain
Lichao Wang, Ph.D. The University of Connecticut Health Center
Gut microbiome changes associated with p21high cell clearance in aging
Jiping Yang, Ph.D. Columbia University Medical Center
Identification and characterization of functional non-coding variants associated with human longevity
Hanlin Zhang, Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
Remodeling of the extracellular matrix promotes longevity via mitochondrial signaling
Sen Zhang, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Aging by the Bone Marrow Niche

2022 Fellowship Recipients

Matthew Bubak, Ph.D. Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Restoring the ability of aged muscle to adapt to aerobic exercise with heterochronic plasma transfer
Chatrawee Duangjan, Ph.D. University of Southern California
DCAF11/WDR23-dependent proteostasis mediates glucose and lipid handling
Silvana Duran-Ortiz, Ph.D. Ohio University
Determining the healthspan and senescent cell and DNA damage response status in long-lived mice with germline and adult-onset growth hormone receptor disruption
Yasar Arfat Kasu, Ph.D. University of California San Diego
Changes in ribosomal activity and proteostasis in hematopoietic stem cell aging
Ekaterina Korotkevich, Ph.D. University of California San Francisco
Identification of pathways connecting age-associated accumulation of mtDNA mutations with aging phenotypes
Daniel Levine, Ph.D., University of California San Francisco
Interrogating the Role of Epigenetic Signaling to PER2 in Healthful Adaptation to Calorie Restriction
Heidi Pak, Ph.D. University of Texas Southwestern
Identification of Feeding Entrainment Mechanisms in a Calorie Restricted Diet
Ines Sturmlechner, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic
Determinants regulating memory cell longevity and function in older adults
Binsheng Wang, M.D. University of Connecticut Health Center
Targeting p21Cip1-highly-expressing Cells to Improve Lifespan and Healthspan in Naturally Aged Mice

2021 Fellowship Recipients

Yann Cormerais, Ph.D. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Genetic dissection of the insulin/IGF1-mTOR pathway in mammalian aging
Madison Doolittle, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic
Investigation of osteo-lineage cells as primary mediators of senescence in the bone microenvironment
Sooyeon Lee, Ph.D. Stanford University
The pathophysiological role of Succinate dehydrogenase deficiency in β-cell aging and diabetes
Claire Leveau, Ph.D. Yale University
Impact of Catechol-O-methyltransferase in the neuro-immune regulation of metabolic disorders
Yuancheng Lu, Ph.D. Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT
A genomic search of novel rejuvenation cocktails
Pradeep Ramalingam, M.D., Ph.D. Hackensack University Medical College
Rejuvenation of aged hematopoietic stem cells by suppression of bone marrow inflammaging
Anand Saran, Ph.D. University of California San Diego
Using Engineered Native Bacteria To Understand The Relationship Between Altered Microbial Functional Dynamics and Age-Related Circadian Dysmetabolism
Tina Sing, Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
Leveraging gametogenesis-specific rejuvenation pathways to counteract cellular aging
Yuting Tan, M.D. Ph.D., Stanford University
De-aging the brain by reversing the immuno-metabolism of myeloid cells
Lei Zhang, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Targeting cellular senescence with novel senotherapeutics by design to extend healthspan
Zeda Zhang, Ph.D. Sloan Kettering Institute
Identifying targets for senolytic therapies from the cell surface proteome of senescent cells

2020 Fellowships Recipients

Wei-Wen Chen, Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
Investigating the connection between fat metabolism and aging process with broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (BCARS) imaging
Cara Green, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Genes and genetic variants that determine the metabolic response to dietary protein
Johanna Heid, Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Single-cell triple omics analysis of the aging genome, epigenome and transcriptome
Seokjo Kang, Ph.D. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The Role of CCL11 in Aging-Associated Microglial Reactivity
Dunja Mrdjen, Ph.D./MsC Stanford University
The cellular landscape of brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease through multiplexed ion beam imaging
Cana Park, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco
Mechanisms of klotho and platelet activation to counter cognitive aging
Koning Shen, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
The role of lysosomal to mitochondrial communication in health and aging
Ruth Singer, Ph.D. The Rockefeller University
Shedding light on the role of RNA binding protein-mediated RNA regulation in synaptic plasticity and aging
Matthew Tierney, Ph.D. The Rockefeller University
Interrogating the functional role of aged stem cell niche interactions in the hair follicle
Kyohei Tokizane, Ph.D. Washington University
Investigating the role of dorsomedial hypothalamus in mammalian aging

2019 Fellowships Recipients

Laura Bott, Ph.D. Northwestern University
Elucidating intra- and inter-individual variability in proteostasis network capacity during aging
Nirmalya Dasgupta, Ph.D. Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
A role for histone chaperone HIRA in cytoplasmic DNA sensing and senescence-associated inflammatory signaling
Yoko Henderson, Ph.D. Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
Determining the effects of late-life initiated caloric restriction on aging-related cognitive decline, frailty, and H2S production
Ryo Higuchi-Sanabria, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
More than just a load control: cytoskeletal form and function during aging
Li Li, M.D./Ph.D. Stanford University
A mitochondrial membrane-spanning ternary complex is a drug target for aging and Parkinson’s disease
Elise Marsan, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco
Glial dysfunctions in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases
Mikolaj Ogrodnik, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic
Targeting lipid metabolism to reduce pro-inflammatory phenotype and viability of senescent cells
Seungjin Ryu, Ph.D. Yale University
The role of a matricellular adipokine in aging by integration of immune-metabolic response
Kevin Stein, Ph.D. Stanford University
Defining the role of co-transitional proteostasis in aging and age-related pathologies
Matthew Ulgherait, Ph.D. Columbia University
Engineering the microbiome to ameliorate age-related intestinal diseases and extend lifespan in Drosophila

2018 Fellowships Recipients

Joel Blanchard, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Understanding Myelin Degeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging
Jorge Castillo-Quan, M.D./Ph.D. Harvard University
Elucidating pathways by which lipid signals modulate longevity, redox metabolism and proteostasis
Ukrae Cho, Ph.D. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Linking long-lived protein maintenance, nuclear protein homeostasis, and brain aging
Ching-Chieh Chou, Ph.D. Stanford University
Systematic dissection of the protein homeostasis network affected by aging and neurodegenerative diseases using human neuronal models
Susan Eliazer, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco
Wnt4 as a novel therapeutic for rejuvenating muscle stem cell function during aging
Karl Miller, Ph.D. Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Mitochondrial retrograde signaling as a therapeutic target for senescence-associated inflammation
Sharon Owino, Ph.D./MSCR Emory University
The role of GPR37 in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis
Jyung Mean Son, Ph.D. University of Southern California
Nuclear gene regulation by the mitochondrial-encoded peptide MOTS-c during aging
Kristoffer Svensson, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
Protein acetylation and age-related skeletal muscle contractile dysfunction
Stephen Treaster, Ph.D. Boston Children’s Hospital
Leveraging natural experiments in aging through broad phylogenetic analysis of genomic variation
Sean James Miller, Ph.D. Stanford University School of Medicine
Investigating the effects of Norrin on the blood-brain-barrier

2017 Fellowships Recipients

Mohammad Parvez Alam, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School
Orally bioavailable nicotinic acid riboside multimers to slow the effects of aging by design
Lear Brace, Ph.D. Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Mechanisms of sexual dimorphism and mTORC1 effectors in type II diabetes and aging
Leah Cuddy, Ph.D. Northwestern University
Mechanisms of a novel angiotensin converting enzyme 1 mutation in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis
Neil Dani, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School
Activity-dependent clearance of cerebrospinal fluid in the aging brain
Mladen Jergovic, Ph.D. University of Arizona
Administration of cytokines and pattern recognition to improve the aged immune response
Min-Dian Li, Ph.D. Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
Targeting fatty acid binding protein aP2 to prevent age-associated metabolic decline
James Markworth, Ph.D. Purdue
Aging and the resolution of skeletal muscle inflammation
Aya Namba, M.D. University of Michigan
Sex-Steroids in Aging Women: the Role of the Adrenal Gland
Nathalie Saurat, Ph.D. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Identifying novel strategies to induce age-associated damage in human pluripotent stem cell models of Alzheimer’s disease
Huiliang Zhang, Ph.D. University of Washington
SS-31 reversal of mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging heart

2016 Fellowships Recipients

Jenna Bartley, Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Prevention of Age-associated Influenza-induced Inflammation, Muscle Atrophy and Disability
John Collins, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
SIRT6 as a novel therapeutic target in aging and osteoarthritis
Evgeni Frenkel, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tracking the dynamics and selective autophagy to elucidate its role in cell-intrinsic aging
Jessica Hoffman, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham
The metabolomic consequences of size and age in the domestic dog: a new model of human morbidity and mortality
Liam Hunt, Ph.D. St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Global analysis of ubiquitin ligases that control muscle growth and sarcopenia
Timothy Jarome, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham
The role of DNA hydroxymethylation in age-related memory decline induced by early life stress
Jamie Justice, Ph.D. Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Relation of senescent cell burden to physical and metabolic function in human aging
Su Jeong Kim, Ph.D. University of Southern California
Investigating the senolytic function of mitochondrial peptides
Marissa Schafer, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic
Targeting cellular senescence to attenuate pulmonary fibrosis
Xiaoai Zhao, M.D/Ph.D. Stanford University
Fat metabolism regulation in neural stem cell aging and rejuvenation

2015 Fellowships Recipients

Dov Ballak, Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder
Interleukin-37 as a Novel Treatment for Inflamm-aging
Marco De Cecco, Ph.D. Brown University
Activation of retrotransposable elements in cellular senescence: new therapeutic targets to prevent cell-intrinsic initiation of autoimmunity
Hongqing Du, Ph.D. Stanford University School of Medicine
Developing Novel Approaches to Extend Muscle Healthspan
Neha Garg, Ph.D. Harvard
The role of the relocation of chromatin modifying proteins in aging
David Gate, Ph.D. Stanford University
Role of microglia in brain rejuvenation
Emily Goldberg, Ph.D. Yale University
Impact of ketone metabolites on age-related inflammation
Woojin Han, M.S.E/Ph.D. Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Hydrogels for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration in Young and Aging Mice
Jerome Mertens, Ph.D. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Using human, age-equivalent directly induced neurons to study nucleo-cytoplasmic compartmentalization in human aging and Alzheimer’s disease
Reyhan Westbrook, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
The Identification and Translation of Novel Metabolic Findings in the Aging Chronically Inflammed Interleukin-10tm1Cgn Mouse
Lynda Wilmott, Ph.D. University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Novel drug discovery method identifies KCNH3 as an Alzheimer’s Disease therapeutic target

2014 Fellowships Recipients

Andrew Arrant, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham
Molecular Mechanisms of Aging-Related Neuronal Dysfunction in Progranulin-Deficient Mice
Tracy Brennan, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Intrinsic cellular and microenvironmental effects of aging on MSC engraftment: Implications for transplantation as a therapeutic modality
Tyesha Burks, Ph.D. Bowie State University
Long-term administration of losartan ameliorates pathologies associated with sarcopenia
Damien Callahan, Ph.D. University of Vermont
Acute Disuse Muscle Atrophy: Investigating Mechanisms and Countermeasures in Older Adults
Ying Ann Chiao, Ph.D. University of Washington
Interventions to reverse cardiac aging
Simon Johnson, Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Functional Characterization of Human Longevity-Associated IGF1R Variants in a Mouse Model
Chen-Yu Liao, Ph.D. Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Autophagy in Cardiac Function and Aging
Christopher Martens, Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder
Nicotinamide Riboside Supplementation for Improving Physiological Function in Older Adults
Hyejung Won, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Chromosomal disorganization in Down syndrome and its implication in aging
Ming Xu, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic
The role of cellular senescence in age-related tissue dysfunction and diseases

2004 Fellowships Recipients

Paul Allen, Ph.D. Research Associate, University of Rochester
Aging-related Neural Desynchronization in the Auditory Brainstem
Johannes Bauer, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center
The Role of p53 in Life Span Extension
Robert Dekroon, Ph.D. Fellow, Duke University Medical Center
The Role of Intracellular Pathways Mediated by Lipoproteins in the Regulation of Apoptosis
Rugang Zhang, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Molecular Basis of Cellular Senescence

2003 Fellowships Recipients

Arjumand Ghazi, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
Role of the Somatic Gonad in the Regulation of Caenorhabditis elegans Aging
David W. Killilea, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Cellular Aging Alters Intracellular Iron Homeostasis
Gawain McColl, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Buck Institute for Age Research
The Role of KU70 in Stress Resistance and Aging
Andrej Podlutsky, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, University of Idaho
Stress Tolerance and Bat Aging

2002 Fellowships Recipients

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Neural Mechanisms of Memory Function in Normal Aging
Dejan Milatovic, Ph.D. Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Cerebral Oxidative Damage in the Models of Advanced Age, Inflammation and Excitotoxicity
Anne Simon, Ph.D. Fellow, California Institute of Technology
Study of Long-Lived Mutants of the Ecdysone Receptor
Meng-Ping Tu, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University
Yeast Restriction in Juvenile State Extends Adult Lifespan in Drosophila Melanogaster

2001 Fellowships Recipients

Debdutta Bandyopadhay, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine
Role of Histone Deacetylation in Melanocytes Senescence
Kathy Barsz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center
The Effect of Aging on Physiological Correlates of Masked Intensity Judgements
Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, M.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Identification of the Novel Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease Gene on Chromosome 10 Using Plasma Amyloid Beta Levels as a Surrogate Genetic Marker
Faith Gunning-Dixon, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Neural Basis of Age-related Declines in Episodic Memory
Kimmo Hatanpaa, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
Catabolism of Alzheimer Amyloid Beta-protein
Shunai Jiang, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University
Fas Ligand and Fas in Aging
Pankaj Kapahi, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology
Isolation and Characterization of Genes that Extend Lifespan and Prevent Neurodegeneration Using Drosophila Melanogaster as a Model System
Plamen Penev, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Chicago
Poor Sleep Quality and Testosterone Decline in Older Men
Claus Pietrzik, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego
Role of the LRP in Cytoplasmic Domain in APP Processing
Leanne Rae Stewart, Ph.D. Research Associate, Washington University School of Medicine
The Involvement of Mutant PrP Accumulation and Apoptosis in Neurodegeneration in Tg(PG14) Mice