Nidadavolu and Westbrook Receive Junior Faculty Awards

Drs. Lolita Nidadavolu, fellow in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, and Reyhan Westbrook, instructor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, have each received a Junior Faculty Award sponsored by the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).  This $100,000 grant is awarded to investigators studying biology of aging topics that have the potential to impact the health and well-being of older adults. 

Dr. Nidadavolu will study the role of IL-6 in promoting skeletal muscle and mitochondrial dysfunction in frailty. Dr. Westbrook will study the effects of kynurenine pathway manipulation on metabolism and healthspan.