Staff Scientist/ Senior Principal Investigator, Calico
Rochelle Buffenstein is a staff scientist at Calico, an Alphabet, Inc. funded research outfit investigating aging. Previously, she had been a professor of Physiology at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Experienced Principal Investigator with a demonstrated history of working in both academia and biotech. Pioneered the naked mole-rat as a novel model for biomedical research, with experience in cardiovascular and cancer research and the molecular mechanisms that protect this unusual species from the vagaries of aging and age-associated diseases.
See also: Calico - Combating aging and associated diseases. An Alphabet (Google) subsidiary.
Rochelle Buffenstein is also referenced in the following:
31-Aug-2021 to 03-Sep-2021
Online event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen chaired by Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Daniela Bakula and Alex Zhavoronkov, and with many speakers.
Rochelle Buffenstein News
Copying naked mole-rat living conditions can extend lifespan
Haaretz - 06-Aug-2020
Demonstrated in mice, far from human trials, but a potential longevity interventionRead more...
Anti-aging secrets of some animals, revealed
Discover - 08-Aug-2018
High cell damage tolerance, unfaltering telomeres, stem cells, to mention a fewRead more...