akfg1.jpg (41982 bytes)   Emerging Area of Aging Research:
  Long-lived Animals with
  "Negligible Senescence"
Research 1-8
Research 9-14
Publications on Long Lived Animals
Principal Investigators



AgelessAnimals.org, a.k.a. The Centenarian Species and Rockfish Project, is a coalition of scientists studying the biochemical and genetic mechanisms that retard aging so successfully in long-lived animals, and applying this knowledge for the extension of the healthy human lifespan. Director John C. Guerin founded the project in 1995.

The universities and laboratories involved are:

(1) Glenn S. Gerhard, Weis Center for Research, Danville, PA, in collaboration with Renae L. Malek, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Rockville, MD: DNA Micro-array gene expression.

(2) Marcelle Morrison-Bogorad, Associate Director, Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program, National Institute on Aging: Heat shock expression.

(3) Glenn S. Gerhard, Weis Center for Research, Danville, PA: SOD antioxidant defense changes with age.

(4) Judd Aiken, Dept. of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Electron transport abnormalities and mDNA mutations.

(5) Justin D. Congdon, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC; in collaboration with Kronos Science, Phoenix, AZ: Turtle Biochemical Profiling.

(6) Tory Hagen, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: Mitochondria and nuclear DNA damage.

(7) Berislav V. Zlokovic, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY: Complementary DNA library.

(8) Gregor M. Cailliet, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, associated with the California State University system, Moss Landing, CA, in collaboration with Kronos Science, Phoenix, AZ: Rockfish Biochemical Profiling.

(9) Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY: Lysosomal markers of intracellular proteolytic activity.

(10) Robert A. Floyd, Free Radical Biology and Aging Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK: Tocopherol derivatives.

(11) Guido Krupp, Institute for Hematopathology, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany: Telomerase expression.

(12) Giel Bosman, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Anion exchange protein in relation to Alzheimer's disease.

(13) David E. Williams Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: Oxidative damage.

(14) Jerry D. Hendricks, Department of Food Science and Technology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: Histology.

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