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Vera Gorbunova

Professor of Biology and Associate Professor of Oncology
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Biology

Areas of expertise: Mechanisms of aging, DNA repair, and genomic instability

Press contact:
Peter Iglinski
585.273.4726

Related Links:
Vera Gorbunova Home Page
Gorbunova Lab


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Vox
The end of aging: Do naked mole rats have the secret to long, healthy lives?
June 16, 2014

Institute for Ethics and Engineering Technologies
Third International “Genetics of Aging and Longevity” Conference
May 28, 2014

ABC News
How This Naked Mole Rat Could Help You Live Longer
May 04, 2014

USA Today
Naked mole rat study nets N.Y. researcher $9.5 million
April 24, 2014

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Biography
Vera Gorbunova studies age-related changes in repair of DNA double-strand breaks using human cells and transgenic mice. She also studies aging by analyzing short- and long-lived animal species. Finally, as aging is associated with increased cancer incidence, her research studies DNA repair in breast cancer cells, and anti-cancer mechanisms in short- and long-lived rodents.