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We are excited to announce the winners and honorable mentions of the 2024 GeroScience publication awards! Join us in celebrating their outstanding contributions to the field of aging research. Congratulations to all the recipients!

2024 GeroScience Outstanding Publication Award Winners  

Outstanding Original Research Paper Award

FIRST PRIZE - Balázs Győrffy, Head of the Department of Bioinformatics at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. Discovery and ranking of the most robust prognostic biomarkers in serous ovarian cancer | GeroScience (

SECOND PRIZE - Steve Horvath, Principal Investigator at Altos Labs, California, USA; Harold Katcher, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer and Akshay Sanghavi, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Yuvan Research Inc., Mountain View, California, USA. Reversal of biological age in multiple rat organs by young porcine plasma fraction | GeroScience (

THIRD PRIZE - Lin Yi, Founder and CEO ofAbinopharm, Inc., Connecticut, USA. The efficacy and safety of β-nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) supplementation in healthy middle-aged adults: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, dose-dependent clinical trial | GeroScience (

FOURTH PRIZE - Emily E. Bray, Assistant Professor at University of Arizona and Research Scientist at Canine Companions for Independence. Associations between physical activity and cognitive dysfunction in older companion dogs: results from the Dog Aging Project | GeroScience (


Outstanding Review Paper Award

FIRST PRIZE - Ramasamy Selvarani, PhD Doctoral Candidateand Sabira Mohammed, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, under the mentorship of Dr. Arlan Richardson. Effect of rapamycin on aging and age-related diseases—past and future | GeroScience (

SECOND PRIZE - Jorge Quarleri, Principal Researcher and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Biomedical Research on Retroviruses and AIDS, Argentina. Monkeypox: considerations for the understanding and containment of the current outbreak in non-endemic countries | GeroScience (


2024 GeroScience Outstanding Publication Award
Honorable Mentions

Outstanding Original Research Paper Category

Chiranjib Chakraborty Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) of SARS-CoV-2: understanding mutations in the genome, S-glycoprotein, and antibody-binding regions | GeroScience (

Yixuan Ye/Hongyu Zhao A genome-wide association study of frailty identifies significant genetic correlation with neuropsychiatric, cardiovascular, and inflammation pathways | GeroScience (

Jessica M. Snyder/Richard Miller Canagliflozin retards age-related lesions in heart, kidney, liver, and adrenal gland in genetically heterogenous male mice | GeroScience (

Aurel Popa-Wagner Mesenchymal stromal cell-derived small extracellular vesicles promote neurological recovery and brain remodeling after distal middle cerebral artery occlusion in aged rats | GeroScience (

Fabrizio Vecchio Analysis of complexity in the EEG activity of Parkinson’s disease patients by means of approximate entropy | GeroScience (

Cristina Aguayo-Mazzucato Diabetes mellitus correlates with increased biological age as indicated by clinical biomarkers | GeroScience (

Dayoon Kwon/Daniel W. BelskyA toolkit for quantification of biological age from blood chemistry and organ function test data: BioAge | GeroScience (

Christina Dimovasili/Douglas Rosene Aging compromises oligodendrocyte precursor cell maturation and efficient remyelination in the monkey brain | GeroScience (

Cory M. Dungan Senolytic treatment rescues blunted muscle hypertrophy in old mice | GeroScience (

Tamas Kiss Spatial transcriptomic analysis reveals inflammatory foci defined by senescent cells in the white matter, hippocampi and cortical grey matter in the aged mouse brain | GeroScience (

Baoqiang Li/Sava Sakadžić Measurements of cerebral microvascular blood flow, oxygenation, and morphology in a mouse model of whole-brain irradiation-induced cognitive impairment by two-photon microscopy and optical coherence tomography: evidence for microvascular injury in the cerebral white matter | GeroScience (

Alexandra Moreira-Pais  A neuromuscular perspective of sarcopenia pathogenesis: deciphering the signaling pathways involved | GeroScience (

Sarah A. DeVries/Douglas Rosene Immune proteins C1q and CD47 may contribute to aberrant microglia-mediated synapse loss in the aging monkey brain that is associated with cognitive impairment | GeroScience (

Luca Toth/Peter Toth Age-related decline in circulating IGF-1 associates with impaired neurovascular coupling responses in older adults | GeroScience (

Daniel R. Machin Glycocalyx-targeted therapy ameliorates age-related arterial dysfunction | GeroScience (

Zsolt Radak DNA methylation clock DNAmFitAge shows regular exercise is associated with slower aging and systemic adaptation | GeroScience (

Nathan K. LeBrasseur Associations between biomarkers of cellular senescence and physical function in humans: observations from the lifestyle interventions for elders (LIFE) study | GeroScience (

Hanna K. Hausman/Adam J. Woods Cingulo-opercular and frontoparietal control network connectivity and executive functioning in older adults | GeroScience (

Jedd Pratt Grip strength performance from 9431 participants of the GenoFit study: normative data and associated factors | GeroScience (

Setor K. Kunutsor Handgrip strength and risk of cognitive outcomes: new prospective study and meta-analysis of 16 observational cohort studies | GeroScience (

Yoko O. Henderson/Christopher Hine Late-life intermittent fasting decreases aging-related frailty and increases renal hydrogen sulfide production in a sexually dimorphic manner | GeroScience (

Lidija Milicic Comprehensive analysis of epigenetic clocks reveals associations between disproportionate biological ageing and hippocampal volume | GeroScience (

Partha K. Chandra Effects of aging on protein expression in mice brain microvessels: ROS scavengers, mRNA/protein stability, glycolytic enzymes, mitochondrial complexes, and basement membrane components | GeroScience (

Siva S. V. P. Sakamuri Glycolytic and Oxidative Phosphorylation Defects Precede the Development of Senescence in Primary Human Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells | GeroScience (

Grażyna Mosieniak Unbiased proteomic analysis of extracellular vesicles secreted by senescent human vascular smooth muscle cells reveals their ability to modulate immune cell functions | GeroScience (

Marlene E. Starr Accumulation of γδ T cells in visceral fat with aging promotes chronic inflammation | GeroScience (

Yu Shimizu/Tokiyoshi Ayabe Lower human defensin 5 in elderly people compared to middle-aged is associated with differences in the intestinal microbiota composition: the DOSANCO Health Study | GeroScience (

Lucas B. R. Orssatto Intrinsic motoneuron excitability is reduced in soleus and tibialis anterior of older adults | GeroScience (

Claudia M. Trujillo-Vargas/Cintia S. de Paiva Immune phenotype of the CD4+ T cells in the aged lymphoid organs and lacrimal glands | GeroScience (

Collyn M. Kellogg/Willard M. Freeman Correction to: Microglial MHC‑I induction with aging and Alzheimer’s is conserved in mouse models and humans | GeroScience (

José V. V. Isola/Michael B. Stout 17α-estradiol does not adversely affect sperm parameters or fertility in male mice: implications for reproduction-longevity trade-offs | GeroScience (  

Muhammad Arif/Pal Pacher Data-driven transcriptomics analysis identifies PCSK9 as a novel key regulator in liver aging | GeroScience (

Carmen M. Ramos/Sean P. Curran Comparative analysis of the molecular and physiological consequences of constitutive SKN-1 activation | GeroScience (

Blaise L. Mariner/Mark A. McCormick Induction of proteasomal activity in mammalian cells by lifespan-extending tRNA synthetase inhibitors | GeroScience (  

Fauziyya Muhammad/Zachary A. Smith Degenerative cervical myelopathy: establishing severity thresholds for neuromotor dysfunction in the aging spine using the NIH Toolbox Assessment Scale | GeroScience (

Gladys L. Onambélé-Pearson A simple framework to distinguish ‘individualistic’ from a ‘uniform rate’ of ageing within or between study populations | GeroScience (

Shao-Min Hung Practice makes imperfect: stronger implicit interference with practice in individuals at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease | GeroScience (  

Tamaya Van Criekinge Age- and sex-related differences in trunk kinematics during walking in able-bodied adults | GeroScience (

Agnieszka K. Borowik/Holly Van Remmen Senolytic treatment does not mitigate oxidative stress-induced muscle atrophy but improves muscle force generation in CuZn superoxide dismutase knockout mice | GeroScience (

Ahmed M. Elmansi/Richard A. Miller Coordinated transcriptional upregulation of oxidative metabolism proteins in long-lived endocrine mutant mice | GeroScience (

Luca Katalin Kuthi/Béla Merkely The prevalence of frailty and its effect on the outcome in cardiac resynchronization therapy patients | GeroScience (


Outstanding Review Paper Category

Vittorio Dibello Oral frailty indicators to target major adverse health-related outcomes in older age: a systematic review | GeroScience (  

Nathalie Sumien The potential of hyperbaric oxygen as a therapy for neurodegenerative diseases | GeroScience (

Joshua T. Butcher Obesity as a premature aging phenotype — implications for sarcopenic obesity | GeroScience (

Emily W. Waigi/Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau Soluble and insoluble protein aggregates, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and vascular dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular diseases | GeroScience (

Marta Zampino Biomarkers of aging in real life: three questions on aging and the comprehensive geriatric assessment | GeroScience (

Michelle M. Sonsalla/Dudley W. Lamming Geroprotective interventions in the 3xTg mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease | GeroScience (


Announcing the GeroScience Outstanding Publication Awards

We are delighted to introduce the GeroScience Outstanding Publication Awards, a prestigious initiative designed to celebrate and honor outstanding original research papers and reviews in the field of aging. These awards consist of six categories, each aimed at recognizing excellence in GeroScience publications:

  • Outstanding Original Research Paper Award – First Prize: $2000
  • Outstanding Original Research Paper Award – Second Prize: $1500
  • Outstanding Original Research Paper Award – Third Prize: $1000
  • Outstanding Original Research Paper Award – Fourth Prize: $500
  • Outstanding Review Paper Award – First Prize: $1000
  • Outstanding Review Paper Award – Second Prize: $500

These awards will be presented annually during the meeting of the American Aging Association (AGE). At this event, the first author(s) of the winning papers will be awarded a monetary prize, while all author(s) will be recognized with certificates or plaques. We enthusiastically encourage all eligible authors to actively participate in the AGE meeting, which you can find more information about here:

Eligibility and Submission Process:

To be eligible for the GeroScience Outstanding Publication Awards, original research papers and reviews must have been published in GeroScience (the official journal of the American Aging Association) during the preceding three years, up to March 1 before the AGE meeting in the current year. Authors wishing to be considered for these awards must submit an application that includes the research paper and a curriculum vitae (CV) as a combined PDF file to Assistant Editor Zsuzsanna Tucsek, PhD (email: [email protected]). Trainees are encouraged to include a support letter from the last/corresponding author to enhance their application.

The submission deadline for the 2024 awards is March 15th, 2024.

Award selection:

The selection of awardees will be carried out by an impartial Outstanding Publication Award Committee. This committee comprises five Editors delegated by the Editor-in-Chiefs, the Editor-in-Chiefs themselves, and Deputy Editors. To ensure a comprehensive and equitable evaluation process, the committee will consider both quantitative and qualitative assessments. Quantitatively, the Field Weighted Citation Index (FWCI), published by Elsevier/Scopus, will be used to objectively assess the scientific impact of eligible papers. Qualitative factors, such as the significance of the research, will also be taken into account. This balanced approach guarantees the recognition of the best contributions to GeroScience.

GeroScience: A Premier Interdisciplinary Aging Research Journal

GeroScience has achieved the status of a Q1/D1 journal in Scopus, reflecting its prominence and influence. Key metrics, such as the CiteScore index of 9.6 based on Scopus citation data and an impact factor of 5.66 based on Clarivate/Web of Science citation data, place GeroScience alongside the most influential aging research journals. We welcome manuscripts that cover the entire spectrum of Geroscience, ranging from basic science, translational and clinical research, to epidemiology and public health interventions, all centered around aging research. Aims and scope:

Our journal's editorial board consists of internationally recognized leaders in their respective fields, representing the focus areas of the journal and ensuring that the highest quality research is published in the journal.

We eagerly anticipate receiving your outstanding contributions and strongly encourage you to submit your very best research to GeroScience! We look forward to celebrating the remarkable achievements in GeroScience.


Zoltan Ungvari, MD, PhD
Veronica Galvan, PhD
Editors-in-Chief, GeroScience


Call for Papers  (Click on the Call for Details)

  • Call for Papers

    Exploring the Gero-Oncology Perspective: Unraveling the Intersection of Aging Research and Cancer Biology

  • Call for Papers

    Bridging Geroscience and Neuroscience: Exploring Neurosurgical and Neurological Perspectives on Aging and Age-Related Diseases

  • Call for Papers

    Enhancing health span through anti-aging dietary interventions

  • Call for Papers

    Advances in Neurostimulation in Aging: From Basic Science to Clinical Applications

  • Call for Papers

    Animal Models for Translational and Preclinical Geroscience Research

  • Call for Papers

    Cell Biology of Vascular Aging 

  • Call for Papers

    Impetus Grants

  • Call for Papers

    "Reproductive Aging"

  • Call for Papers

    Aging in Companion Animals

  • Call for Papers

    Understanding the impact of aging on the susceptibility and response to COVID-19 infection

  • Call for Papers

    Understanding and overcoming the mechanisms driving age-related sarcopenia

  • Call for Papers

    Understanding Senescence in Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

  • Call for Papers

    White matter lesions in age-related cognitive decline: etiology, risk factors, prevention and repair

  • Call for Papers

    Brain and Vascular Injury in COVID-19: Implications for Cognitive Dysfunction and the Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

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Editor-in-Chief: Zoltan Ungvari, MD, PhD

ISSN: 0161-9152 (print version);

ISSN: 1574-4647 (electronic version)

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GeroScience is a quarterly, international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles related to research in the biology of aging and research on biomedical applications that impact aging. The scope of articles to be considered include evolutionary biology, biophysics, genetics, genomics, proteomics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, endocrinology, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, and psychology.

Articles concerning clinical studies will also be considered if the results relate to underlying biological mechanisms of aging. Such studies should reflect more than issues related to the care and treatment of geriatric patients. Papers concerned with social, economic, and political issues of aging will generally not be considered unless they relate directly to biomedical gerontology.

In addition to manuscripts emerging from original research, the journal actively solicits research reviews of important topics in biomedical gerontology. Other types of manuscripts are also acceptable, such as commentaries, debates, and meeting reports. 

GeroScience is a bi-monthly, international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles related to research in the biology of aging and research on biomedical applications that impact aging.  The Journal is available online to current Association scientific members. Lay members and student members can purchase online subscriptions for $30 per year.

For more information on GeroScience, please review the information at the publisher's site by clicking here.

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Dr. Zoltan Ungvari is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair of Aging Research and
Director of Translational Research at the Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Veronica Galvan is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair of Aging Research and
co-Director of the Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.


Holly M. Brown-Borg, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, USA
Stefano Tarantini, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, USA


Animal disease models

Hiroshi Saito, U Kentucky, USA
Pal Pacher, National Institutes Health, USA
Dora Reglodi, U Pecs, Hungary
Manlio Vinciguerra, International Clinical Research Center, Czech Republic
Peter Bai, U Debrecen, Hungary
Andrea Tamas, U Pecs, Hungary

Behavioral Neuroscience

Paula Bickford, University of South Florida, USA
Michael Forster, University of North Texas School of Medicine, USA
Donald K. Ingram, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, USA

Cardiovascular Function

Zsolt Bagi, Augusta University, USA
Pal Pacher, National Institutes of Health, USA
Peter Rabinovitch, University of Washington, USA
George Taffet, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Cell Biology

Isabel Beerman, National Institute on Aging, USA
Michael Fossel, Telocyte, LLC, USA
Karolina Pircs, Lund University, Sweden
Christian Sell, Drexel University, USA
George Sutphin, U Arizona, USA

Cerebrovascular and brain aging

Jessica Filosa, Augusta University, USA
Prasad Katakam, Tulane University, USA
Kazuto Masamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Demetra Christou, U Florida, USA
Tamas Csipo, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Luigi Fontana, Washington University School of Medicine, USA and Brescia University Medical School, Italy
S. Mitchell Harman, Phoenix VA Health Care System and U of Arizona College of Medicine, USA
Nicolas Musi, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, USA
Paul Pasquina, Uniformed Services University, USA
Andriy Yabluchanskiy, U Oklahoma, USA

Demography and Epidemiology

Roza Adany, U Debrecen, Hungary
James Carey, University of California, USA
Eric Shiroma, National Institute on Aging, USA
Eleanor Simonsick, National Institute on Aging, USA
Adam Tabak, University College London, UK
Zoltan Voko, Semmelweis University, Hungary Endocrinology
Andrzej Bartke, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA
William Hansel, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
Peter Hornsby, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, USA

Epigenetics, Genomics, Proteomics

Willard Freeman, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA
Nicole C. Riddle, U Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Payel Sen, National Institutes of Health, USA

Exercise Physiology

Graeme L. Close, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Douglas Seals, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Evolution and Comparative Models

Rochelle Buffenstein, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, USA
Donna Holmes, Washington State University, USA
Mary Ann Ottinger, University of Houston, USA


S. Michal Jazwinski, Tulane University, LA Immunology and Inflammation
Anna Csiszar, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA
Vishwa Dixit, Yale University, USA
Janet Lord, U Birmingham, UK
Simin Nikbin Meydani, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, USA
Elizabeth Sapey, U Birmingham, UK
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, University of Arizona, USA

Invertebrate Models

Sean Curran, University of Southern California, USA
Thomas Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Matt Kaeberlein, University of Washington, USA
Pamela Larsen, Barshop Institute, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio,TX, USA

Metabolism and Nutrition

Holly Brown-Borg, University of North Dakota, USA
Julie Mattison, National Institute on Aging, USA
James Nelson, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, USA

Molecular Biology

Julie Andersen, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA
Rafael deCabo, National Institute on Aging, USA
Malene Hansen, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA
Matthew Hart, University of Oklahoma, USA
Marco Malavolta, Italian Institute for Health and Science of Aging, Italy
Michal Masternak, U Central Florida, USA

Muscle Physiology/Sarcopenia

Paul Greenhaff, U Nottingham, UK
Benjamin Miller, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, USA
LaDora Thompson, University of Minnesota, USA


Greg Brewer, University of California, Irvine, USA
Ferenc Deak, Augusta University, GA, USA
Steven Kohama, Oregon National Primate Center, USA
Douglas Rosene, Boston University, USA

Neurology, Neurosurgery, Brain imaging

Farzaneh Sorond, Northwestern University, USA
Peter Toth, U Pecs, Hungary
Calin Prodin, U Oklahoma, USA
Ayush Batra, Northwestern University, USA
Eric Liotta, Northwestern University, USA

Oxidative Stress

Hae Young Chung, Pusan National University, Korea
Arlan Richardson, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, USA
Holly van Remmen, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, USA


Dao-Fu Dai, University of Iowa, USA
Yuji Ikeno, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, USA
Ron Korstanje, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Warren Ladiges, U Washington, USA
Isao Shimokawa, Nagasaka University School of Medicine, Japan

Peer reviewer training program

Mitchell Lee, U Washington, USA
Alessandro Bitto, U Washington, USA

Retinal and Eye Research, Opthalmology

Shannon Conley, U Oklahoma, USA
Illes Kovacs, Semmelweis University, Hungary

Theories and Models of Aging

Steven Austad, University of Alabama, USA
Aubrey de Grey, SENS Research Foundation, USA

Veterinary Medicine, Comparative Biology of Aging

Jessica Hoffman, U Alabama, USA
Silvan Urfer, U Washington, USA
Priya Balasubramanian, U Oklahoma , USA

Virology and Microbiology

Dr. Jorge Quarleri, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Editorial Board

David Allison, University of Alabama, USA
Rozalyn Anderson, University of Wisconsin, USA
R. Michael Anson, Community College of Baltimore County, USA
Robert Arking, Wayne State University, USA
Steven Austad, University of Alabama, USA
Arthur Balin, The Sally Balin Medical Center, USA
Joseph Baur, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Christy Carter, University of Florida, USA
Gemma Casadesus, Kent State University, USA
Sean Curran, University of Southern California, USA
Kelvin Davies, University of Southern California, USA
Kimberly Greer, Prairie View A&M University, USA
Akihito Ishigami, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute on Aging, Japan
Mathias Jucker, Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tübingen, Germany
Tamas Kiss, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, University of Florida, USA
Dudley Lamming, University of Wisconsin, USA
Kathy Magnusson, Oregon State University, USA
Michal Masternak, University of Central Florida, USA
Plácido Navas Lloret, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
Adam Nyul-Toth, U Oklahoma, USA
Elizabeth L. Ostler, University of Brighton, UK
Graham Pawelec, University of Tübingen, Germany
Suresh Rattan, Aarhus University, Denmark
Adam Salmon, Barshop Center on Aging, USA
Michael Salvatore, University of North Texas School of Medicine, USA
Megan Smithey, University of Arizona, USA
Natalie Sumien, University of North Texas School of Medicine, USA
Suzette Tardiff, Southwest National Primate Research Center, USA
Tinna Traustadottir, Northern Arizona University, USA