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Experts in the News: Gorbunova, Kennedy, Seluanov, and Vijg research on SIRT6 gene’s role in DNA repair in Newsweek and Cell

Apr 30
2019

Experts in the News: Gorbunova, Kennedy, Seluanov, and Vijg research on SIRT6 gene’s role in DNA repair in Newsweek and Cell View MoreBACK

 

On April 23, 2019,  Newsweek spotlighted research by four AFAR experts Vera Gorbunova, PhD, Brian K. Kennedy, PhD, Andrei Seluanov, PhD, and Jan Vijg, PhD.

The Newsweek article explores their recent finding on how Sirituin 6 (SIRT6) gene repairs DNA and cellular stress resistence—a key to potential treatments to extend healthspan as we grow older. The team co-authored an article on this research, published in Cell journal on April 16, 2019.

Dr. Gorbunova is a 2005 AFAR Award for Junior Faculty recipient and has served on AFAR’s Postdoc Committee.

Dr. Kennedy received a 2003 AFAR Award for Junior Faculty, a 2008 Julie Martin Midcareer Award, and has served on our 2012 research committee.

Dr. Seluanov served on AFAR’S National Scientific Advisory Council (NSAC) from 2012-2014.

Dr. Vijg is a 2012 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction recipient, and formerly served on our  NSAC and Postdoc Committee.

Read the Newsweek feature—"LONGEVITY GENE' THAT HELPS REPAIR DNA AND EXTEND LIFE SPAN COULD ONE DAY PREVENT AGE-RELATED DISEASES IN HUMANS”here.

Read their co-authored research in Cell here:
 





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