Peter Adams
Peter Adams - PhD
Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award - 2018
Peter Adams

Peter Adams - PhD

Professor - Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
California, USA


Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award - 2018

Testing the role of barriers to reprogramming in chromostasis and longevity

Healthy aging and longevity require that different cells within the body maintain their specialized functions, in some cases for decades. For example, a brain cell should remain a brain cell, and a muscle cell a muscle cell. How cells achieve this is not known. Dr. Peter Adams is proposing the existence of a novel process, called chromatin homeostasis or “chromostasis”, that contributes to this functional stability. However, the control elements – genes – that confer chromostasis are unknown. Dr. Adams will investigate the role of chromostasis and also seeks to identify the genes involved in chromostasis. The identification of these genes would provide new information that would be groundbreaking for the understanding of aging and longevity and lead to new interventions to promote healthy aging.

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