Slide 2020 INAUGURAL GCRLE SCHOLARS

The Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (GCRLE) at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, made possible by the Bia-Echo Foundation, announces its inaugural recipients of its GCRLE Scholar Awards. The 22 recipients comprise a global group who share a vision of advancing research to better understand the underlying causes of female reproductive aging. Grantees were selected by a Scientific Advisory Council composed of leaders in the fields of Aging and Reproductive Biology. Grantees range from early career scientists to established scholars in the field.


Senior Scholar Award Recipients

Holly Ingraham, PhD


University of California, San Francisco
Identifying Novel Drivers in Central Control of Female Reproduction

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Coleen Murphy, PhD


Princeton University
Defining a “Clock” for Female Reproductive Decline

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Mary Zelinski, PhD


Oregon Health & Science University
Interventions for Ovarian Aging

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Junior Scholar Award Recipients

Bérénice Benayoun, PhD


University of Southern California
Establishing new age-relevant mouse models of menopause

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Lynae Brayboy, MD


Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin
Dysfunctional MDR-1 disrupts mitochondrial homeostasis in the oocyte

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Ingrid Fetter-Pruneda, PhD


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
The molecular and cellular basis of high fecundity in social insects

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Amanda Kallen, MD


Yale University
Ovarian Senescence as a Novel Driver of Female Reproductive Aging

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Pilot Award Recipients

Ivana Celic, PhD


Tulane University
LINE1 Retrotransposons in Female Reproductive Aging

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Iain Cheeseman, PhD


Whitehead Institute, MIT
Analyzing centromere rejuvenation during female reproductive aging

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Marco Conti, MD


University of California, San Francisco
mRNA translation program and oocyte aging

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Arjumand Ghazi, PhD


University of Pittsburgh
Genetic & Chemical Modulation of Splicing to Combat Reproductive Senescence

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Polina Lishko, PhD


University of California, Berkeley
Endocannabinoid signaling in the mammalian ovary and reproductive longevity

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Zita Santos, PhD, Carlos Ribeiro, PhD


Fundação D. Anna de Sommer Champalimaud e Dr. Carlos Montez Champalimaud
Metabolic reprogramming, dietary nutrients and food cravings in ovary aging

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Yousin Suh, PhD


Columbia University
Genetic Control of Ovarian Aging in Humans

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Postdoctoral Scholar Award Recipients

Cristina Quesada Candela, PhD


Magee-Women's Research Institute and Foundation
University of Pittsburgh
Proteasomal Targets Driving Meiotic Failure During Reproductive Aging

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Ana Milunovic Jevtic, PhD, DVM


University of California, Berkeley
The role of endocannabinoid hydrolase ABHD2 in the ovarian aging

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Gul Soygur Kaya, PhD


University of California, San Francisco
How duration of meiotic prophase affects development and aging of oocytes

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Min Hoo Kim, PhD


University of Southern California
Elucidating causal effects of the microbiome on reproductive aging

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Seungsoo Kim, PhD


Columbia University
Integrative bioinformatic analysis of human ovarian aging and healthspan

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Olfat Malak, PhD


Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Role of sympathetic transmission in the regulation of ovarian aging

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Farners Amargant i Riera, PhD


Northwestern University
Targeting fibrosis and inflammation to extend reproductive longevity

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Zijing Zhang, PhD


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The impact of ovarian macrophage population on mouse ovarian aging

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