The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Dudley Lamming, PhD, FGSA, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the 2018 recipient of the Nathan Shock New Investigator Award.
This distinguished honor is given for outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research. It was established in 1986 to honor Nathan Shock, PhD, a founding member of GSA and pioneer in gerontological research at the National Institutes of Health.
The award presentation will take place at GSA's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 14 to 18 in Boston, Massachusetts. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit http://www.
Lamming is an assistant professor of medicine in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, where he also co-directs the Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Platform. He has a joint appointment as a research health scientist in the VA Non-Clinician Intramural Research Program at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
His research has focused on the basic cellular biology of aging, including regulation of lifespan and healthspan by regulatory deacetylase proteins and the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway. More recently, he has examined the role of mTOR signaling in glucose metabolism and experimental life extension by calorie restriction, as well as various other aspects of vertebrate physiology. He has published primary research reports in several prestigious journals, including Science and Nature. He is the principal investigator on several current research grants, including multiple projects funded by the National Institute on Aging.
Lamming serves on the Board of Directors for the American Aging Association. He is an associate editor for The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, and is secretary of GSA's Biological Sciences Section. Lamming is a fellow of GSA, which is the highest category of membership within the Society.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society -- and its 5,500+ members -- is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA's structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational branch, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.