Awards for Senior Scholars 2002: Global Infectious Disease Program and Aging Program

Aging Program

The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the Senior Scholar Awardees for 2002. They are:

Seymour Benzer, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Mitochondrial swirls, a link between oxidative stress and aging in Drosophila

Stanley N. Cohen, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Genetic Mechanisms Regulating Replicative Aging in Diffierentiated Human Cell Populations

Ari Gafni, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Single Molecule Studies of Age-Related Alterations in Heat Shock Factor 1

Cynthia J. Kenyon, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Can the Heat-Shock Response Extend the Lifespan of the Mouse?

Stuart Kim, Ph.D.
Stanford University Medical Center
Genomic approaches to studying aging in C. elegans

Gordon J. Lithgow, Ph.D.
The Buck Institute for Age Research
The Rapid Identification of Hormones and Pharmacological Compounds that Slow Aging in C. Elegans

James F. Nelson, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Rapid Screening for Longevity Mutants in Mice

Daniel Promislow, D. Phil.
University of Georgia
Gene-gene interactions, gene networks and aging in natural population of Drosophila

Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Role of the multiligand receptor, LRP. In Alzheimer’s disease-related neuropathogenesis: A model for age-related disorders involving LRP

Woodring E. Wright, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Functional Tests of Replicative Aging in Organotypic Skin Equivalents

Global Infectious Disease Program

The Ellison Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the Senior Scholar Awardees for 2002. They are:

Martin J. Blaser, M.D.
New York University School of Medicine
Molecular definition of the bacterial population of human skin in health and disease.

John C. Boothroyd, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Pathogens.

Ronald W. Davis, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Sexually Transmitted Disease Agents in the “Healthy” Human Vagina

Jack E. Dixon, Ph.D.
University of Michigan Medical School
Bacterial Pathogen Families that Function in Both the Animal and Plant Kingdoms

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
Harvard School of Public Health
Arming the Immune System against Pathogens with Selective Biologics: The Next Generation of Vaccines

Roberto G. Kolter, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Ecological Influences on Pathogen Genome Evolution

Pradipsinh K. Rathod, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Genomic tools to characterize hypermutating Plasmodium falciparum.

Lee W. Riley, M.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Latency and Reactivation Tuberculosis

David S. Roos, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Designing and Mining Pathogen Genome Databases: The Apicoplast as a Novel Drug Target in Plasmodium Parasites…and Other Stories

Gary K. Schoolnik, M.D.
Stanford University
The Molecular Ecology of Vibrio cholerae in the Gangetic Delta—Whole genome _expression profiles as ecosystem bioprobes