Undergraduate education

University of Rochester, BS, 2007

Years in MSTP



Neuroscience, 2012


Sterling Johnson, PhD

Thesis title

The effect of calorie restriction on brain structure and function in aging rhesus macaques


Internal medicine, University of Chicago, School of Medicine, 2014-2017


Cardiology, Tufts University, 2017-

Current position

Fellow, Department of Medicine-Cardiology, Tufts University, School of Medicine

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Hein AM, Sridharan A, Nordeen KW, Nordeen EJ. Characterization of CaMKII-expressing neurons within a striatal region implicated in avian vocal learning. Brain Res. 2007 Jun 25;1155:125-33. Epub 2007 Apr 19. PMID: 17493595.

PhD publications

Sridharan A, Pehar M, Shahriar Salamat M, Pugh TD, Bendlin BB, Willette AA, Anderson RM, Kemnitz JW, Colman RJ, Weindruch RH, Puglielli L, Johnson SC. Calorie restriction attenuates astrogliosis but not amyloid plaque load in aged rhesus macaques: a preliminary quantitative imaging study. Brain Res. 2013 May 1;1508:1-8. PMID: 23473840; PMCID: PMC3652278.

Sridharan A, Willette AA, Bendlin BB, Alexander AL, Coe CL, Voytko ML, Colman RJ, Kemnitz JW, Weindruch RH, Johnson SC. Brain volumetric and microstructural correlates of executive and motor performance in aged rhesus monkeys. Front Aging Neurosci. 2012;4:31. PubMed PMID: 23162464; PMCID: PMC3492760.

Willette AA, Bendlin BB, Colman RJ, Kastman EK, Field AS, Alexander AL, Sridharan A, Allison DB, Anderson R, Voytko ML, Kemnitz JW, Weindruch RH, Johnson SC. Calorie restriction reduces the influence of glucoregulatory dysfunction on regional brain volume in aged rhesus monkeys. Diabetes. 2012 May;61(5):1036-42. PMID: 22415875; PMCID: PMC3331743.

Sridharan A, Bendlin BB, Gallagher C, Oh JM, Willette AA, Alexander AL, Kemnitz JW, Colman RJ, Weindruch RH, Johnson SC. Effect of age and calorie restriction on corpus callosal integrity in rhesus macaques: A fiber tractography study. Neurosci Lett. 2014 May 21;569:38-42. PMID: 24686192; PMCID: PMC4105191.