- Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging – DNDA
- Review Branch:
- Aging and Neurodegeneration – AN
- Study Section:
- Aging Systems and Geriatrics – ASG
Dr. Roger Bannister began his Ph.D. studies in biology at the University of Iowa and completed his thesis at Utah State University. He received his post-doctoral training in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado and was then appointed to a tenure-track faculty position in the University of Colorado Department of Medicine. Following his promotion to associate professor, Dr. Bannister relocated his laboratory to the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A major goal of Dr. Bannister’s NIA- and NINDS-supported research program was to provide information regarding the development of frailty in older individuals through the study of the fundamental mechanisms which underlie skeletal muscle excitability. He has over 50 research publications and was named an NIA Butler-Williams Scholar in recognition of his commitment to aging research. Dr. Bannister was active in medical, graduate and undergraduate education and served on numerous NIH study sections and DoD review panels prior to joining CSR.