Medical student earns scholarships to study Alzheimer's

Temple University School of Medicine MD/PhD student Yash B. Joshi has been selected to receive the 2013 Research in the Biology of Aging Scholarship from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The prestigious national award is given to MD, DO, PhD and combined degree students to carry out projects focusing on the basic science and biology of aging. Under the guidance of Domenico Praticò, professor of pharmacology and microbiology and immunology and a member of the Center for Translational Medicine in Temple's School of Medicine, Yash will investigate the role of 5-lipoxygenase in the stress-mediated acceleration of Alzheimer’s disease phenotype. The Glenn Foundation and AFAR are national non-profit organizations that support biomedical research advancing healthy aging.