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New Scripps Florida scientist awarded pair of unconventional grants
Date:11/18/2010

JUPITER, FL, November 17, 2010 For Immediate Release While scientists depend on grants for their research, applying for them is a long and frequently frustrating process. For one Scripps Research Institute scientist, however, the process was shorter.

William Ja, an assistant professor in the Department of Metabolism and Aging who joined the institute's Florida campus in January, was recently awarded an unsolicited grant of $60,000 by the Glenn Foundation, which supports an array of biomedical research with a strong emphasis on aging studies.

Ja said the award was totally unexpected when he was informed of it at a Glenn Foundation meeting for former scholarship winners.

"I had received a small scholarship for summer work in 2004 when I was a graduate student," he said. "As small as it was, it was very important because it gave me the encouragement to make the move from chemistry to biology. You could say it was the seed that started the early stage of my academic career. Still, I was surprised by the invitation [to the foundation's meeting]."

The real surprise came at the end of the meeting when Ja was told he was to receive a $60,000 grant to continue his work in aging. Ja's award, along with several others, was formally announced by the Glenn Foundation on November 2, 2010.

Ja, who was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellow in biology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena before joining Scripps Florida, is focused on researching various longevity-enhancing manipulations and their impact on aging and metabolism in Drosophila, the common fruit fly and one of the most widely used laboratory models. Among these manipulations are dietary restriction, and the effects on their hosts of certain types of bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract.

The Glenn Awards were initiated in 2007 to provide unsolicited funds to researchers investigating the biology of aging
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Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute
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