2014 Award to: Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D., Free Radical Biology & Aging Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, Senior VA Research Scientist, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
Dr. Holly Van Remmen was a graduate student in the Department of Physiology under the tutelage of Dr. Walter Ward. She continued her postdoctoral fellowship with the mentorship of Dr. Arlan Richardson from 1991-1995. Today Dr. Van Remmen is a member of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and a Senior Career Scientist at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center where she continues her research in the role of oxidative stress an mitochondrial dysfunction in aging.
2013 Award to: Zhong Mao Guo, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Meharry Medical Center, Nashville, TNPictured (L - R) are Dr. Arlan Richardson, Founding Director of the Barshop Institute; Dr. Zhong Mao Guo; Dr. Edward J. Masoro, professor and chair emeritus, department of physiology, and Dr. Steven Austad, professor of cellular and structural biology.
Dr. Richardson was Dr. Guos faculty/research mentor through both his graduate and postdoctoral studies, 1994 - 2001.
2012 Award to: Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, RD, Margaret A. Sitton Professor & Chair, Director for the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging, Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, Florida State University
Dr. Steven Austad (L), Interim Director of the Barshop Institute, presents Dr. Arjamandi with the 2012 Dr. Edward J. Masoro Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Dr. Arjmandi was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology from 1991-1993. He studied under the mentorship of Dr. Dike Kalu and was part of the National Institute on Aging: Nutritional Gerontology Program.
2011 Award to: Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences, University of KentuckyDr. Arlan Richardson, Director of the Barshop Institute (L) and Dr. Edward J. Masoro (R), present Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden (C) with the 2011 Dr. Edward J. Masoro Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Dr. Dupont-Versteegden was a graduate student in the Department of Physiology from 1989 - 1995. Under the mentorship of Dr. Roger J. McCarter, she studied the effects of Muscular Dystrophy on muscle with age. Today, Dupont-Versteegden is associate professor, Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science at the University of Kentucky where she investigates the effects of aging and disuse on skeletal muscle.
2009 Award to: Bruce S. Kristal, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Arlan Richardson, Director of the Barshop Institute, presents Dr. Bruce Kristal the 2009 Dr. Edward J. Masoro Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Dr. Kristal performed his postdoctoral studies in the Department of Physiology from 1991 - 1994 in the laboratory of Dr. Byung Pal Yu. Today, Dr. Kristal is associate professor at Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. His major research foci are: 1) mitochondrial involvement in neurologic injury/neuroprotection; 2) personalized disease risk prediction using metabolomics and proteomics; and 3) high data-density informatics.
2008 Award to: Ahmad Heydari, PhD, Professor, Wayne State UniversityDr. Arlan Richardson presents Dr. Ahmad Heydari of Wayne State University with the inaugural Barshop Institute Edward J. Masoro Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Dr. Heydari studied under the mentorship of Dr. Richardson as a postdoctoral fellow from 1991-1995. His research focus was the effect of age and dietary restriction on the heat shock transcription factor. He is now professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.