Enrique Cadenas, the Charles Krown/Alumni Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences and associate dean of research affairs at the USC School of Pharmacy, was recently appointed chairperson of the NIH Cellular Mechanisms in Aging and Development Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review. His term will run through June 2008.
Cadenas is known for his work on cellular dysfunction in the aging process and age-related, degenerative diseases. His work considers the imbalance between oxidative and antioxidative metabolic events that produce free radical injury and the development of therapeutic models that prevent free radical damage and the effects of aging.
The study section will review applications involving molecular and biological mechanisms of development and aging, encompassing studies from single cells to whole organisms.
Cadenas was selected as chair for achievement in his field, apparent through his research accomplishments, publications and other scientific honors and activities.
Cadenas has had NIH funding for more than 15 consecutive years.