Jim Joseph, Ph.D

Jim Joseph, Ph.D

Biography

Dr. Joseph received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of South
Carolina in 1976. He was a post doctoral fellow at the Gerontology Research Center/NIH from 1976 1982, and a sr. scientist at Lederle Res. Laboratories from 1982-1985 when he joined the Armed Forces Radiobiology Institute. In 1988 he returned to the GRC as a sr. scientist and in 1993 joined USDA Human Nutrition Res. Ctr. on Aging at Tufts University as the Director of the Neuroscience Laboratory.

He is the author or co-author of more than 202 publications and has shared in the Sandoz Award in Gerontology, received a JAFEH fellowship from the National Institute for Longevity Science in Japan, the Stephanie Overstreet award in Alzheimer Research from the Alzheimer Foundation, the Alex Wetherbee Award from the North American Blueberry Council, the 2002 Glenn Foundation Award for Aging Research and the 2004 Harmon Research Award. He also serves on the editorial review boards for the following journals Experimental Gerontology, Aging Cell, Neurobiology of Aging and Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research.

Abstract

Quenching the Fires of Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress: Food Parings for Healthy Brain Aging?

The onset of age-related neurodegenerative diseases superimposed on a declining nervous system could enhance the motor and cognitive behavioral deficits that normally occur in senescence. It is likely that, in cases of severe deficits in memory or motor function, hospitalization and/or custodial care would be a likely outcome. This means that unless some way is found to reduce these age-related decrements in neuronal function, healthcare costs will continue to rise exponentially. Thus, it is extremely important to explore methods to retard or reverse the age-related neuronal deficits as well as their subsequent, behavioral manifestations.