Awards for New Scholars 2001: Global Infectious Disease Program and Aging ProgramThe 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.
Synaptic Plasticity in the Aging Brain: Role of CPE-dependent Protein Synthesis