Mark McCormick
Mark McCormick - PhD
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty - 2019
Mark McCormick

Mark McCormick - PhD

Assistant Professor - University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
New Mexico, USA


Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty - 2019

Measurement of the conservation in mammalian cells of the effects of lifespan-extending tRNA synthetase inhibitors

Dr. McCormick has been fascinated by aging as a scientific puzzle for as long as he can remember, in part because it is puzzling that related types of animals can have such different natural lifespans. Dr. McCormick’s lab wants to understand how and why humans age, and to understand how we might affect this process in order to postpone the onset of diseases of aging like cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and others. In his lab’s latest projects, they have found drugs that can increase the lifespan of yeast and worms. He will now test whether these drugs work the same way in mammalian cells and could extend healthspan in mice, and potentially in humans as well.

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