Here you can browse our authors and read about them.
Amit is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Pankaj Kapahi's lab at the Buck Institute. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biochemistry from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His research is focused on the effect of diet on healthspan and lifespan. He also designs websites for his fellow scientists and considers himself an amateur creative writer. Read more about him at http://www.KhannaAmit.com
Barbara is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Lisa Ellerby’s lab at the Buck Institute. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Genetics from U.C. Davis. Her research is focused on Huntington’s Disease and Genetic Engineering. For fun, she likes to paint, read, travel, ride horses, and bake
Brandon is a Postdoctoral fellow with Robert E. Hughes at the Buck Institute, where he is trying to validate new drug targets for treating Huntington’s disease, a particularly severe, genetic, early-onset neurodegenerative disease. He holds a Ph.D from the University of California, San Francisco, where he studied and developed inhibitors for signaling enzymes that contribute to cancer and viral infection. He is particularly interested in new chemical or genetic technologies that can be used to diagnose or predict diseases of aging, as well as understanding how “miswiring” the normal gene networks that control cell growth can cause disease.
Chong is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kennedy lab at the Buck Institute, where she uses yeast, worms, and tissue culture as model systems to understand aging mechanisms and discover new drugs for treating aging-related diseases. Her Ph.D. research focused on the inflammatory, metabolic pathway and anti-inflammatory drug design. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring nature, exercising, traveling and cooking.
Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Christopher Wiley received his PhD from UC Irvine. He is also the two-time winner of our yearly SAGE Blog Competition. When not composing articles for SAGE, Chris spearheads the Campisi lab's efforts to understand the metabolic regulation of cellular senescence.
Deborah is a Staff Scientist in Brad Gibson’s lab at the Buck Institute. She earned her PhD in microbiology from the University of Iowa. Her current research focuses on using mass spectrometry to gain insights into bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions.
Devin is a PhD student in the Buck Institute/University of Southern California Biology of Aging program. He is researching how the immune system breaks down with age. He is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging, speeding up science, and communicating science to the public.
Imilce is a postdoctoral fellow at Jasper lab. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her current work aims at understanding how adult somatic stem cells maintain their protein homeostasis (proteostasis) and how this capacity is lost during the aging process. To answer these questions she uses the intestinal stem cells found in the adult Drosophila intestine as a model system. When not doing experiments, she serves as the President of the Postdoctoral Association at the Buck Institute. She also enjoys traveling, the outdoors and any form of art, specially painting.
Jesse is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Brad Gibson’s lab at the Buck Institute. He graduated with a PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry and specialization in multiscale biology from the U.C. San Diego, where he developed methods to increase the breadth and depth of the observable proteome. His current research aims to apply multiple “omic” profiling methods (e.g. proteomics and metabolomics) to biological problems, especially tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Kenny is a graduate student in Pankaj Kapahi’s lab at the Buck Institute. He is currently working on his PhD through the Buck/USC Biology of Aging program. His research focuses on the natural genetic variation which regulates diet response. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, playing games, and all things sports-related.
Mauricio recently earned his Master’s Degree in the Biological Sciences from Dominican University of California. During his graduate studies he worked in the Kapahi lab, and his researched focused on characterizing apoptotic cell clearance factors in the intestinal tract of fruit flies. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging with friends, playing outdoor sports and watching football.
Renuka is a graduate student in Xianmin Zeng’s lab at the Buck Institute, enrolled at University of Southern Denmark. Her PhD work is focused on using stem cells as a model system to understand Parkinsons Disease. In her spare time, she enjoys being active: she loves to run, do cardio boxing and go on adventures.
Todd is the Editor-in-Chief of SAGE. He studies the basic biology of aging in the C. elegans model system in the Lithgow lab. His background includes technical writing and editing, environmental conservation, and avian ecology.