Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

The Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established in order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators to the field of aging research. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six month research project focused on biomedical research in aging.


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2013 Scholars

David Adamowicz University of California San Diego
Mentor: Subhojit Roy
Characterize induced pluripotent stem cell models of age-related neurodegeneration and optimize transfection methods for future live imaging
Alexander Birbrair Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Mentor: Osvaldo Delbono
The role of pericyte subtypes in skeletal muscle regeneration with aging
Zachary Harvanek University of Michigan
Mentor: Scott Pletcher
Neurosensory mechanisms underlying modulation of aging through pheromone perception in Drosophila
Shauna Hill UTHSCSA
Mentor: Holly Van Remmen
Role of Mitochondrial Lon Protease in Cellular Senescence
Cynthia Hsu University of California San Diego
Mentor: Albert LaSpada
Role of Map4K3 in Autophagy Induction Pathway
Yash Joshi Temple University School of Medicine
Mentor: Domenico Practico
Involvement of 5-lipoxygenase in the development of stress-mediated Alzheimer’s disease pathology and cognitive decline
Melody Lun Boston University School of Medicine
Mentor: Maria Lehtinen
Characterizing IGF2 availability in aging cerebrospinal fluid
Maria Purice Oregon Health & Science University
Mentor: Mary Logan
Age related decline in glial immune activity
Seungjin Ryu Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Mentor: Yousin Suh
Functional genomics approach to elucidate the role of cognitive function genes in human longevity

2004 Scholars

Ezana Azene Johns Hopkins University
Gene Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Melynda Barnes Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Immunohistochemical analysis of spinal cords from disulfiram-treated G86R superoxide dismutase-1 transgenic mice
Ala Berdichevsky Massachusetts Institute of Techonology
Identification of molecular targets of sir-2.1 gene, which promotes extension of lifespan of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Robi Goswami Duke University
Regulation of the Platelet-Derived Growth Factgor Receptor-B by G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase-2
Jennifer Greenhall University of California, San Diego
The impact of fgf1 and fgf2 on the preservation of cortical neurons in the aging mouse
Eric Hau-Yun Chang New York University
Receptor dysfunction in double knock-in APP+PS1 mice
Shilpa Iyer University of Georgia
Klstn-M1 a novel yeast model system to study telomere capping defects and recombinational telomere elongation
William Ja California Institute of Technology
Characterization of methuselah, a drosophila G protein-coupled receptor associated with longevity
Young Mok Jang University of Florida, Gainesville
Long-term caloric restriction (CR) as a strategy to prevent sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) stress induced cardiomyocytes apoptosis in vivo
Jennifer Kwong Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Modulation of mitochondrial homeostasis by Bcl-2 in cells with mitochondrial DNA mutations
Janelle Lauer-Fields Florida Atlantic University
Engineering and expression of ADMTS-4 and ADMTS-5, proteolytic enzymes involved in osteoarthritis progression
Maria Lehtinen Harvar