Cynthia Kenyon, pioneering aging and life-extension researcher, to deliver Charter Lecture – Online Athens


Posted November 5, 2016 07:47 pm

UGA News Service

Cynthia Kenyon, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the molecular biology and genetics of aging and life extension, will return to UGA to deliver the fall 2016 Charter Lecture.

Her lecture, “Aging and the Immortal Germline,” is open free to the public. It will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Kenyon, who graduated as valedictorian with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry from UGA in 1976, is the vice president of aging research for Calico LLC, a Google-funded company focused on aging research and therapeutics. She has been a global pioneer in aging research since her team’s 1993 discovery that a single-gene mutation could double the lifespan of C. elegans (roundworms). This discovery led to the realization that such a pathway exists…


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