Pilot Projects

Pilot Projects

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Congratulations to the following 2019 Pilot Project Awardees!

2019 Pilot Project Awardees

Chia Shan Wu, Ph.D., Texas A&M
Effects of dietary soluble fiber supplementation on fecal microbiome and metabolome in aging mice

Rupa Sridharan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Determining the epigenetic determinants of cellular aging

David Baglietto-Vargas, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Age-associated changes in the white adipose cells

Cintia De Paiva, Ph.D., BaylorIdentifying
Age-Related Changes in Molecular Signatures in Aged T Regulatory Cells

Katherine Aird, Ph.D., Penn State
Investigating the Aging Microenvironment on Ovarian Cancer Biology

Chung-Ping Liao, Ph.D., UT Southwestern
The mechanism of aging-induced hair graying and hair loss in mammals

2018 Pilot Project Awardees

Danitza Nebor, Ph.D. The Jackson Laboratory
Investigate whether decreasing of mTORC1 activity would increase the expression of the mouse bh1

Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D. University of Washington
Examine and compare the effects of in-chow of 42mg/kg/day of rapamycin (42 ppm eRAPA) for 8 weeks (~2 months) on age-associated periodontal disease in wild-type C57BL/6 mice at 20 months of age.

Steven Gygi, Ph.D., Harvard University
The aged mouse proteome

Margarita Meer, Ph.D., Harvard University
Development of a blood-based DNA methylation clock in mice

Berenice Benayoun, Ph.D., University of Southern California
Sex dimorphism in aging macrophages

Danielle Bruns Ph.D./Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
Linking Cardiac Aging with Biological Clock Activity

Aby Buchwalter, Ph.D., University of California San Francisco
Quantify nucleor size as a proxy for nucleolar activity over age in tissue sections at 6, 12 and 18 months

Shohana Yakar, Ph.D. NYU
Test the effect of Methylene Blue on bone quality during Aging

Samual Beck, Ph.D., Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
CpG islands and chromatin architecture changes during aging

Giovanni Mann, Ph.D., King’s College London
Impact of ageing on endothelial cell trafficking of intermediate conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channels


Past Pilot Project Awardees