The LLHF would like to congratulate its 2019 Distinguished Research Scientists who received the following awards:

The Lawrence A. Smookler Award in Diabetes

Peter Thompson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

LLHF Fellowship Grant Project Title: “Role of Pancreatic Beta Cell Senescence in the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes”

The John S. Spice Award in Aging

Ekaterina Korotkevich, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

LLHF Fellowship Grant Project Title: “Evolution of Mitochondrial Genome within Mouse Skeletal Muscle Fibers”

“We are pleased and honored to be able to support young research scientists of extraordinary stature.”

– Peter J. Donnici, President