Twofold awarding of Anthony Zannas for research on stress and aging

Anthony Zannas receives Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship and NARSAD Young Investigator Award

October 02, 2015

The European Union granted Anthony Zannas, adjunct assistant professor at Duke University (USA) and postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Munich, Germany), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship for his research on the molecular mechanisms linking psychological stress and aging-related disease.

He was further awarded the NARSAD Young Investigator Award 2015 by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation in New York for work combining neuroimaging and epigenetic data to examine the neural correlates of epigenetic aging. Both distinctions come with a total of € 220,000 of fellowship and grant support.

Anthony Zannas studies epigenetic and other molecular mechanisms that mediate the effects of stress exposure on the aging process. His early interest in stress was spurred by a master’s program in the neurobiology of stress under the supervision of George P. Chrousos at the University of Athens (Greece). During his residency in psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center (USA), he additionally became interested in the mechanisms that impact the aging process.

At the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Anthony Zannas has the opportunity to combine his two interests. His research is conducted under the supervision of Elisabeth Binder and in collaboration with Philipp Sämann and Nils Gassen.


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