Jyung Mean Son
Jyung Mean Son - PhD
Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging - 2018
Jyung Mean Son

Jyung Mean Son - PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar - University of Southern California
California, USA


Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging - 2018

Targeting vascular pathology to treat age-related cognitive decline

With aging, it becomes harder for cells to maintain cellular homeostasis. Our cells keep two genomes in separate areas, the nucleus and mitochondria, which each have genes that actively communicate with each other to keep our cells healthy. Dr. Jyung Mean Son will study how the mitochondria send messages to communicate with the nucleus to promote homeostasis and how this process changes during aging. The findings from this research could reveal how the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes co-evolved to independently encode for factors to cross-regulate each other. A greater understanding of how they communicate could be used for therapies to target aging and age-related disease.

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