The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research (GFMR) and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) recently announced the inaugural recipients of the 2023 Glenn Foundation Discovery Awards, including Ya-Chieh Hsu, the Alvin & Esta Star Associate Professor of Stem Cell Biology at Harvard University, and a principal faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
The Glenn Foundation Discovery Award was created to support research projects with strong potential to develop pioneering discoveries to understand the underlying biological mechanisms that govern normal human aging and its related physiological decline. Two three-year awards of $525,000 are made annually ($175,000 per year for three years).
Hsu’s Discovery Award is titled “Rapid Functional Genetics to Identify Genes that can Rejuvenate Aged Stem Cells.” The project will capitalize on powerful new technologies to not only understand the molecular mechanisms that drive stem cell aging but also identify functionally important genes that can rejuvenate old stem cells in vivo directly. Learn more about her ongoing research at Harvard here.
Learn more about the Glenn Foundation Discovery Award here.