New Opportunities in the Molecular Biology of Aging Awards for 2001

Three students from the Ellison Medical Foundation sponsored Molecular Biology of Aging summer course held at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA have received New Opportunities Awards. They are:

Moshe Pritsker, M.Sc.
Princeton University
Mechanism of Aging in Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Jason Poole, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
Forkhead Transcription Factors Role in p21 (waf1/cip) Mediated Cellular Senescence

Alaric A. Falcon
University of Florida
Extrachromosomal rDNA Circles: More than Episomes?

The competition for this award was open to student applicants from the Molecular Biology of Aging summer course and will provide research support to carry out the projects that were conceptualized during the course.