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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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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.