Vera Gorbunova, PhD
Dr. Vera Gorbunova is an endowed Professor of Biology and Medicine at the University of Rochester and a co-director of the Rochester Aging Research Center. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of longevity and on the studies of exceptionally long-lived mammals. Dr. Gorbunova pioneered comparative biology approach to study aging.
Professor @Department of Biology, University of Rochester
Co-director @Rochester Aging Research Center
She elucidated the mechanisms that control evolution of tumor suppressor mechanisms. She uncovered the function of the longevity gene Sirtuin 6 in regulating genome stability across species. She demonstrated the role of transposable elements in driving age-related inflammation.
Her work was recognized by the Cozzarelli Prize from PNAS, prize for research on aging from ADPS/Alianz, Prince Hitachi Prize in Comparative Oncology and Davey Prize.
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