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Nathan W. Shock Memorial Lecture
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The National Institute on Aging initiated this annual award lecture in 1990 in honor of Nathan W. Shock, former NIA Scientific Director and NIH Scientist Emeritus, to pay tribute to his pioneering efforts in the field of gerontology. In addition, this award provides an annual opportunity to recognize a scientist, who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the basic mechanisms of aging.Portrait of Nathan W. Shock, Ph.D.
Shock Lecture Award winners:
1990 - Philip W. Landfield, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Lecture: "The Glucocorticoid Hypothesis of Brain Aging: New Evidence on Possible Mechanisms"
1991 - Phyllis Wise, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Lecture: "Changing Neurotransmitter Rhythms: Insights into the Aging Brain"
1992 - Richard A. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan, Institute of Gerontology
Lecture: "Defects in Calcium Signals and Protein Kinase Pathways in T-Lymphocytes from Old Mice"
1993 - Arlan Richardson, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
Lecture: "Gene Expression Changes Key to Dietary Restrictions Benefits?"
1994 - Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Zoology, Department of Biological Science, University of Idaho
Lecture: "Size and Aging: The Biomedical Implications"
1995 - Thomas E. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor Psychology and Fellow of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado in Boulder
Lecture: "Identification and Function of Gerontogenes in C. elegans"
1996 - Vincent M. Monnier, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Institute of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Lecture: "From Bjorksten to Kohn: The Collagen Theory of Aging in Light of the Maillard Reaction"
1997 - S. Michal Jazwinski, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Lecture: "Longevity, Genes, and Aging: The View Provided by a Genetic Model System"
1998 - Calvin Harley, Ph.D., Geron Corporation, Menlo Park, California
Lecture: "What Can Immortality (of the cell) Teach You?"
1999 - Olivia M. Pereira-Smith, Ph.D., Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Lecture: "Identification of a Novel Gene Family of Transcription-like Factors: A Role for Cell Aging"
2000 - Richard Weindruch, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Lecture: "Caloric Intake, Oxidative Stress, and Aging"
2001 - Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Department of Neurology (Neuroscience), Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Lecture: "Alzheimer's Disease: From Genes to Drugs in the 21st Century"
2002 - Gordon J. Lithgow, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, California
Lecture: "The New Biology of Aging - Worms, Flies and Age Related Disease"
2003 - Nir Barzilai, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Lecture: "New Insights Into the Biology of Longevity"
2004 - Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Florida and Director, Biochemistry of Aging Laboratory
Lecture: "Oxidative Stress, Cell Death and Aging: Role of Exercise and Calorie Restriction"
2005 - Gerd Kemperman, M.D., Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Lecture: "New Neurons for Old Brains: Lifelong Neuronal Development in the Adult Hippocampus"
2006 - Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lecture: "Autophagy and Aging: When the Cleaning Crew Goes on Strike"
2007 - Anna Csiszar, M.D., Ph.D., New York Medical College
Lecture: "Vascular Inflammation in Aging"
2008 - Bret H. Goodpaster, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Lecture: "The Loss of Function With Aging: Shifting Toward a Lipocentric Perspective"
2009 – Bruce A. Yankner, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Lecture: “Mechanisms of Human Brain Aging and Cognitive Decline”

2010 - Judith Campisi, Ph.D., Buck Institute for Age Research
           Lecture: " Three Faces of Aging: Genotoxic Stress, Cellular Senescence and Inflamation"

           Andrew Feinberg, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
           Lecture: "The Epigenetic Basis for Common Human Diseases"

           Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., Buck Institute for Age Research
           Lecture: "Translational Control and Aging"

           Valter Longo, Ph. D., University of Southern California
           Lecture: "Differential Stress Resistence: Turning Anti-Aging Genes Against Diseases"

           David Sinclair, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
           Lecture: "Roles for the Lesser Known sirtuins in Age-Related Diseases"

2011 - Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
            Lecture: "Energyomics-Energenomics: A Mitochondrial Etiology of Complex Diseases and Aging"

            Toren Finkel, M.D., Ph.D., National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH
            Lecture: "The Metabolism of Senescence"

            M. Flint Beal, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College Institute
            Lecture: "The Role of Mitochondria in Brain Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases"

            Steven Sollott, M.D., National Institute on Aging, NIH
            Lecture: "A 'Pore' Way to Age"

For more information, please contact the NIA Office of the Scientific Director, 410-558-8110.
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