Awards for New Scholars 2001: Global Infectious Disease Program and Aging Program

The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the New Scholar Awardees for 2001. They are:

Global Infectious Disease

David A. Fidock, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Genetic Determinants of Chloroquine Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

Michael Gale, Jr., Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Mechanisms of Hepatitis C Virus Persistence

Claudia Häse, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis
Identification of the Bioenergetics Sensor Affecting Virulence Factor statement in Vibrio cholerae

John D. McKinney, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
Genetic Analysis of TB Persistence: Identification of New Drug Targets

Karen M. Ottemann, Ph.D.
University of California at Santa Cruz
Helicobacter pylori: Proteins and Processes that Contribute to Persistent Infection

Lalita Ramakrishnan, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Bacterial and Host Contributions to the Maintenance of the Granuloma in Tuberculosis Infections

Joseph D. Smith, Ph.D.
Colorado State University
Genome-wide Binding Analysis of the Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane 1 Family of Cytoadherent Receptors

Jatin M. Vyas, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Antigen Processing and Presentation in the Specialized Enterocyte, M Cell

Paula Watnick, M.D., Ph.D.
Tufts University School of Medicine
Novel Regulators of Biofilm Development by Vibrio cholerae

Elizabeth Winzeler, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
Functional Analysis of the Plasmodium Genome


Michael J. Bertram, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Genetic Analysis of the MORF4 Related Gene Family in Drosophila: Insights into Cellular Senescence

Sandy Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Genomic Instability and Aging in Werner-Telomerase Compound Knockout Mice

Michael D. Ehlers, M.D., Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center
Molecular Mechanisms of Age-Related Changes at Hippocampal Synapses

Roman Giger, Ph.D.
University of Rochester Medical Center
Mechanisms of Neural Plasticity in the Mammalian System

Yasunori Hayashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Role of Neural Progenitors in Adult Hippocampal- and Olfactory Bulb-Dependent Learning and Memory

Kyung-Tai, Min, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
Life Extension of Drospohila by a Drug Treatment

William A. Mohler, Ph. D.
University of Connecticut Health Center
New Approaches to Characterizing Cellular Changes in Sarcopenia

Robert Sheaff, Ph.D. University of Minnesota Cancer Center
A Mechanistic Explanation for the Development of Neurodegenerative Diseases

David Sinclair, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Identification of Genes and Compounds that Extend Yeast Life Span

David G. Wells, Ph.D.
Yale University
Synaptic Plasticity in the Aging Brain: Role of CPE-dependent Protein Synthesis