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

Global Infectious Disease

The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the Senior Scholar Awardees in Global Infectious Diseases for 2001. They are:

Alan G. Barbour, M.D.
University of California Irvine
Transmission-blocking Vaccines Against Arthropod Vectors

William Bishai, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Transmission Blocking Vaccines for Tuberculosis

Jon Clardy, Ph.D.
Cornell University
New Antibiotics from Environmental DNA

Peter Cresswell, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Antiviral Effects of Interferon-Inducible Cytosolic Proteins

Stanley Falkow, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
The Natural History of Typhoid Infection in Vietnam

Gerald R. Fink, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
The Role of Quorum Sensing in Fungal Disease

Lee Gehrke, Ph.D
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Exploiting an Evolutionary Omission in Pathogenic RNA Viruses: Understanding the Advantages of Being Non-polyadenylated

William R. Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Development of Genetic Systems for Genetically Intractable Organisms

Keith A. Joiner, M.D. and Elisabetta Ullu, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Development of New Genetic Tools to Identify Nutrient Uptake Pathways in Malaria Parasites

W. Ian Lipkin, M.D.
University of California Irvine
Pandora’s Box Project

Richard M. Locksley, M.D.
University of California San Francisco
Optimizing Immunity to Complex Pathogens In Vivo

David A. Relman, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
The Human Intestinal Microbiome: Community Analysis, Host Response, and Role in Chronic Disease

Iwona Stroynowski, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Exploring Novel Pathways of Immune Defenses Against Orally Ingested Pathogens: Analysis of Nonclassical Class I MHC Antigens in Mouse Intestines


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

Helen M. Blau, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Bone Marrow to Brain: Searching for markers of bone marrow stem cells with neurogenic potential

Jochen Buck, M.D., Ph.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
The Link Between Nutritional Sensing and Aging

Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UCSD
Probing the role of axonal transport disturbance and transport-mediated signaling in Alzheimer’s Disease

Stephen L. Helfand, M.D.
University of Connecticut Health Center
Genetic Dissection of Aging in Drosophila

Pamela L. Larsen & Catherine F. Clarke, Ph.D.
University of California Los Angeles
Intersection of two pathways in control of aging: nutritional coenzyme Q and DAF-2 signaling

Stuart Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.
The Burnham Institute
Use of Blood Stem Cells to Regenerate Neurons via the Transcription Factor hMEF2C

Victoria Lundblad, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Translating yeast telomere biology to human cells: identification of activities that regulate human telomere maintenance and cellular proliferation

Mark Mayford, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
Mutagenic Screen for Longevity Genes in Mice

Simon Melov, Ph.D.
Buck Institute for Age Research
Critically Testing the Free Radical Theory of Aging, and Development of a Practical Intervention

Fernando Nottebohm, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University
Hypothesis to be tested: some aspects of functional aging result from reduced replacement in the adult CNS

John Tower, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Replicative Senescence of Drosophila Stem Cells in Vivo

Phyllis M. Wise, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Estradiol is a Neuroprotective Factor in the Aging Brain: Mechanisms of Action