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AGE 47th Annual Meeting
June 27-July 1, 2018

(with the 2018 Nathan Shock Centers Summit)
Preliminary Program

AGE, a member of FASEB since 2016

AGE is pleased to announce the AFAR Grantees for 2017 

AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty

Luis Batista, PhD, Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis: The impact of progressive telomere shortening on mitochondria function and energy metabolism of human stem cells
Peter Douglas, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: Stress mediated actin phosphorylation in endocytosis and age regulation
Sergei Doulatov, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Washington: The role of autophagy in hematopoietic stem cell aging
Michael Garratt, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan: Sensory perception of the social environment: regulation of mouse development, metabolism and aging
Vyacheslav Labunskyy, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine: ER stress resistance and longevity
Darcie Moore, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison: The molecular mechanism underlying asymmetric segregation of aging factors in mammalian neural stem cells
Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD, Assistant Professor, Stanford School of Medicine: Transient reprogramming for efficient cell-autonomous reversal of age-associated phenotypes
Archana Unnikrishnan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Role of DNA mehtylation in Dietary Restriction mediated insulin sensitivity
Rui Xiao, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Florida: Cold-Shock Proteins (CSPs) in stress response and lifespan modulation
Amir Zarrinpar MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego: The Relationship of Gut Luminal Dynamics and Aging-Related Circadian Dysfunction and Dysmetabolism

New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Congcong He, PhDAssistant Professor, Northwestern University: Role of Becn2 in modulation of annabinoid signaling and Alzheimer's disease
Arieh Moussaieff, PhD, Senior Lecturer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Exploring the role and regulatin of phospholipids in the AD brain.
Hsiao-Ying Wey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital: Imaging Epigenetic Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease with PET/MRI

2017 AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging

Sebastian Brandhorst Dr. rer. nat Research Associate University of Southern California

Christina Camell PhD Postdoctoral Associate Yale School of Medicine

Yejing Ge PhD Postdoctoral Associate The Rockefeller University

Geraldine Gontier PhD Postdoctoral Fellow University of California, San Francisco

Rizwan Qaisar PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Payel Sen PhD Research Associate Univ. of Pennsylvania

Ming Xu PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Mayo Clinic

Mohammad Parvez Alam PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Harvard Medical School

Lear Brace PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Leah Cuddy PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Northwestern University

Neil Dani PhD Research Fellow Harvard Medical School

Mladen Jergovic PhD Postdoctoral Researcher University of Arizona

Min-Dian Li PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard Medical School

James Markworth PhD University of Michigan

Aya Namba MD Postdoctoral Fellow University of Michigan

Nathalie Saurat PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Huiliang Zhang PhD Postdoctoral Fellow University of Washington

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 AGE is pleased to announce that the winner of the Denham Harman Award for Research is Brian Kennedy, PhD , Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology and Director Centre for Healthy Ageing, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.

Dr Kennedy will be speaking at the Annual Meeting Luncheon on July 29th at 12:30 pm.


The American Aging Association is pleased to announce that Nathalie Sumien, PhD, Associate Professor at the Center for Neuroscience Discovery, University of North Texas Health Science Center has been chosen as the 2018 Jim Joseph/Mark Smith Lecture Award winner. This distinction is awarded to researchers that have made substantial contributions to the field of aging.

Congratulations Dr. Sumien, we look forward to learning more about your work at our annual meeting in Philadelphia in June!

AGE would like to thank Duncan Palmatier for helping obtain the trademark GeroScience.

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