Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award for 2019

Ursula Jakob

Ursula Jakob

Professor, University of Michigan


Role of early epigenetic events in stress resistance and lifespan Why do some individuals live longer than others? How early in life is the clock set? Are there ways to make our clock keep ticking longer? By studying Caenorhabditis elegans, a well-recognized aging model, Dr. Jakob has discovered that specific signals, encountered by individuals during...

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Norbert Perrimon

Norbert Perrimon

Professor of Genetics


Regulation of the aging process by molecules and pathways involved in organ communication Dr. Perrimon’s laboratory is interested in dissecting the “Inter-organ Communication Network”, identifying new hormonal systems and determining their physiological roles and regulation.  For his BIG-supported research, Dr. Perrimon will use a simple model, the fly, to take...

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