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Translational Gerontology Branch

Office of the Chief
Rafael deCabo, Ph.D., Chief, Acting
Angela Prazak, Laboratory Manager
Annette Tirabassi, Editorial Assistant

Longitudinal Studies Section
Stephanie Studenski, M.D., Senior Investigator (Clinical), Section Chief
Chee Chia, M.D., Medical Officer (Clinical)
Jarod D’Agostino, Biological Science Laboratory Technician
Eleanor Simonsick, Ph.D., Epidemiologist
Qiming He, Information Technology Specialist
Melvin Ware, Jr., Biological Science Laboratory Technician
Danielle Kauffman, Technical IRTA
Nancy Chiles Shaffer, Ph.D., Postdoc IRTA Fellow
Bonnielin Sceurman Swenor, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Eric Anson, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Sokratis Makrogiannis, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Leslie Vuncannon, Administrative Coordinator, MHRI
Linda Rothfield, Nurse Practitioner, MHRI
Catherine Sackett, Nurse Practitioner, MHRI
Paul Adler, Echocardiographer, MHRI
Palchamy Elango, Research Scientist, Kelly Services
Lyashkov Alexey, Ph.D., Mass Spectrometry Research Specialist, Kelly Service
Sarah Doran, Exercise Physiologist, MHRI
Giannella De Riezo, Field Director, Westat
Terry Green, Senior System Analyst, Westat
Catherine Torres, Project Officer, Westat
Tracy Davis, BLSA Site Coordinator, Westat
Patricia McArdle, BLSA Site Coordinator, Westat
Kristopher Gravenstein, PSC
Woei-Nan Bair, Ph.D., IRTA Postdoc Fellow
Rahell Zemen, Special Volunteer
Ariel Zane, Ph.D., IRTA Postdoc Fellow
Nandini Deshpande, Ph.D., Special Volunteer (Off Site)
Crystal Hill, Postbac IRTA Fellow
Yixin Hu, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Nathalie Chastan, M.D., Special Volunteer
Yogesh Ahuja, Special Volunteer

Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Toshiko Tanaka, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Michelle Shardell, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Min Zhu, Ph.D., Biologist (IPA)
Ann Zenobia Moore, Ph.D., Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow
Bonnielin Sceurman Swenor, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow
Marta Gonzalez Freire, Visiting Fellow
Jennifer Schrack, Ph.D., PSC
Marco Canepa, M.D., Special Volunteer
Arsun Bektas, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Kelly Services
Seongjin Choi, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
David Melzer, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Elisa Fabbri, M.D., Special Volunteer
Charles Hesdorffer, M.D., Special Volunteer
Ramona Ramachandran, M.D., Special Voluneer
Brian Chen, Ph.D., Postdoc IRTA Fellow
Salimi Shabnam , M.Sc, Special Volunteer
Paul Scalzo, Postbac IRTA Fellow
Marta Gonzalez Freire, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow
Alexey Lyashkov, Ph.D., Mass Spectrometry Research Specialist, Kelly Services
Ceereena Ubaida-Mohien, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Scientist, Kelly Services
Seongjin Choi, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Bruno de Sousa Silva, Ph.D., IRTA Postdoc Fellow

Functional Genomics Unit


Experimental Gerontology Section

Rafael de Cabo, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Chief
Irene Alfaras Cardenal, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow
Jose Alberto Diaz-Ruiz Ruiz, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow
Andrea Di Francesco, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow
Sarah Mitchell, Ph.D.
Paul Bastian, Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow
Michael Petr, Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow
Tamzin Kaiser, Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow
Robert Peaden, Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow
Hector Mora, Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow
Reyhan Westbrook, Ph.D., Guest Researcher
Dawn Nines, Collaborator (SIRTRIS)
Alice Kane, Special Volunteer
Juan Carlos Rodriquez Aguilera, Special Volunteer
Koji Fukui, Special Volunteer
Clara Di Germanio, Supplemental Predoctoral Visiting Fellow
Eun Young Kim, Visiting Fellow
Ignacio Navas-Enamorado, Supplemental Predoctoral Visiting Fellow
Michael LaNasa, Special Volunteer
Zoraida Verde Rello, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Phu Tan Huynh, Postbac IRTA Fellow
Joseph Garcia, Postbac IRTA Fellow
Michael LaNasa, Postbac IRTA Fellow
Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, M.D., Research Collaborator

Nonhuman Primate Unit (Under OSD Organizationally)
Julie Mattison, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Facility Head
Edward Tilmont, Biologist
Mark Szarowicz, Facility Specialist/Technical Lead, SoBran Contract
Joseph Travis, Research Support Specialist/Veterinary Technician, SoBran Contract
Kelli Vaughan, Program Manager, SoBran Contract
Robert Young, Veterinary Technician, SoBran Contract

Drug Design and Development Section
Nigel H. Greig, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Chief
Qian-Sheng Yu, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Yazhou Li, Ph.D., Kelly Services
Weiming Luo, Kelly Services
David Tweedie, Ph.D., Biologist
Ian Tamargo, Postbac IRTA Fellow
Robert Becker,M.D., C.M., Special Volunteer
Robert McArthur, Ph.D., Special Volunteer (Off-site)
Dong Seok Kim, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Immune Cells and Inflamation Section
Jyoti Sen, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Chief
Kamalvishnu Gottimukkala, Ph.D., Visiting Fellow
Lynette Naler, Postbac IRTA Fellow
Wandi Zhu, Postbac IRTA Fellow
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