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.

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