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Nathan W. Shock Memorial Lecture
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"
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