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Vera Gorbunova

Co-director Rochester Aging Research Center

Vera Gorbunova is an endowed Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester and a co-director of the Rochester Aging Research Center. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of longevity and genome stability and on the studies of exceptionally long-lived mammals. Dr. Gorbunova earned her B.Sc. degrees at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, and her Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Dr. Gorbunova pioneered comparative biology approach to study aging and identified rules that control the evolution of tumor suppressor mechanisms depending on the species lifespan and body mass. Dr. Gorbunova also investigates the role of Sirtuin proteins in maintaining genome stability. More recently the focus of her research has been on the longest-lived rodent species the naked mole rats and the blind mole rat. Dr. Gorbunova identified high molecular weight hyaluronan as the key mediator of cancer-resistance in the naked mole rat. Her work received awards from the Ellison Medical Foundation, the Glenn Foundation, American Federation for Aging Research, and from the National Institutes of Health. Her work was awarded the Cozzarelli Prize from PNAS, the prize for research on aging from ADPS/Alianz, France, Prince Hitachi Prize in Comparative Oncology, Japan, and Davey prize from Wilmot Cancer Center.

She is also a Scientific Advisory Board Member at Genflow Biosciences.

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See also: Academia University of Rochester - Private research university that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees

Details last updated 26-Dec-2019

Vera Gorbunova is also referenced in the following:

ARDD 2021 - 8th Aging Research and Drug Discovery Meeting

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.

ARDD 2022 - 9th Aging Research and Drug Discovery Meeting

29-Aug-2022 to 02-Sep-2022

Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen

ARDD 2023 - 10th Aging Research & Drug Discovery Meeting

28-Aug-2023 to 01-Sep-2023

Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen

Genflow Biosciences

Developing medicines that potentially halt, slow or reverse the aging process

Healthy Masters International Conference 2023

11-Nov-2023 to 12-Nov-2023

Healthy Masters conference about living longer and healthier life

Longevity Summit 2023

05-Dec-2023 to 06-Dec-2023

Summit speaking about the future of medicine, eliminating diseases of aging brought by Longevity SF

Longevity Summit Dublin 2023

17-Aug-2023 to 20-Aug-2023
Club discount available - click here

Event gathering Global Longevity and Rejuvenation community in Dublin with many longevity movement superstars as speakers

Undoing Aging 2022 CANCELLED

26-May-2022 to 28-May-2022

Focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage (Berlin)

Vera Gorbunova Blog Posts

Highlights from Longevity Summit Dublin 2023

Highlights from Longevity Summit Dublin 2023

Key points and slides from the leading longevity conference hosted by Aubrey de Grey

Vera Gorbunova News

Naked mole rats' secret to long life could be unlocked for humans

University of Rochester - 23-Aug-2023

Scientists transfer the longevity gene to mice, extending their lifespan by 4.4%


The bowhead whale's secret to living over 200 years: Remarkable DNA repair mechanisms

Live Forever Club - 30-May-2023

Exceptional longevity and resistance to cancer holds potential implications for human health and ageing


SIRT6, the longevity sirtuin proven to enhance healthy longevity

Longevity Technology - 03-Aug-2022

SIRT6 Activator is a safe way to repair the genetic damages that may occur due to aging


Longer lifespan lies in the mechanisms regulating gene expression

EurekAlert! - 31-May-2022

Pluripotency network can have negative and positive lifespan effects


Blind mole rats use junk DNA to trigger self-destruction of cancer cells

The Scientist - 30-Sep-2021

Retrotransposons activate immune response against precancerous cells - may have implications in humans


SIRT6 variant plays a major role in preventing the aging process

Longevity Technology - 17-Aug-2021

Novel gene therapies to prevent the accelerated aging process


New seaweed-based longevity supplement with incredible health benefits

Longevity Technology - 14-Jun-2021

DoNotAge's potent SIRT6 activator improves DNA repair and overall healthspan


SIRT6 gene improves DNA repair and increases lifespans

University of Rochester - 19-Apr-2019

Could it be tweaked to be even more efficient?


Novel approach using high molecular weight hyaluronan (HMW-HA) that has been determined to help the naked mole rat live cancer free

Kurzweil Network - 21-Jun-2013

Naked mole rats are subterranean rodents that have never been known to get cancer. Researchers h...