Javaheri Among School of Medicine Researchers to Receive Longer Life Grants 

Nine researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received funding from the Longer Life Foundation — a cooperative effort between the School of Medicine and the Reinsurance Group of America. The foundation supports research aimed at improving human health, wellness and longevity.

Dr. Ali Javaheri, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine in the cardiovascular division, received $62,500 to study effects of dietary protein on cardiac function and muscle wasting in the setting of cancer chemotherapy. The project is called Longer Life Foundation Longevity Research Program (LRP)

From the Program Report:

  • Aim 1: Evaluate the effect of high protein intake and amino acids on factors involved in atherogenesis (mTOR signaling to autophagy/mitophagy in circulating monocytes/macrophages and platelets, endothelial cell biology).
  • Aim 2: Strengthen existing and establish new collaborations with the goal of generating preliminary data for grants that support research studies that serve LLF’s mission.