Glenn/AFAR Research Grant Program for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Glenn Foundation supports its programs through the American Federation for Aging Research. For information regarding grant applications, please contact:


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2004 Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant 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