Mechanisms of Longevity, from Naked Mole Rats to Bowhead Whales
23 September 2021
- University Campus Bohunice (pavilion B11/ seminar room 132)
Prof. Vera Gorbunova
University of Rochester, USA
Her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of longevity and genome stability and on the studies of exceptionally long-lived mammals. Prof. Gorbunova pioneered comparative biology approach to study aging and identified rules that control the evolution of tumor suppressor mechanisms depending on the species lifespan and body mass.
Prof. Gorbunova also investigates the role of Sirtuin proteins in maintaining genome stability. More recently the focus of her research has been on the longest-lived rodent species the naked mole rats and the blind mole rat. Prof. Gorbunova identified high molecular weight hyaluronan as the key mediator of cancer-resistance in the naked mole rat.
See more information at Prof. Gorbunova´s research group website.
Registration for lunch with the speaker /for Ph.D. students/
The sponsored lunch usually takes place in the Campus River restaurant. Please meet the speaker and other students at 12:45 in the Atrium of CEITEC building E35.