Two New Investigator Awards and a Goodbye

Congratulations to Donald McLaren, PhD! Dr. McLaren has just completed his PhD and will be moving to MGH/Harvard for a post-doc starting Sept 1. Donald has made a huge impact on the lab and will be missed. No doubt he will have many successes at MGH and will certainly become a vital member of Reisa Sperling’s lab, just as he has been for us. We wish you well Donald!

Auriel Willette, PhD, just won the new investigator award from the Institute on Aging and will receive the award at the IOA Colloquium in September. This was based largely on his heroic work and several publications on the rhesus diet study.

Guofan Xu, MD/PhD was awarded a new investigator award from the Alzheimer’s Association based on a brilliant idea he had for improving the quantification of ASL perfusion. He now joins the elite crowd including Dr. Bendlin and Dr. Ries as recipients of this very competitive award.