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SENS6 Intern Research Award Winner Ethan Sarnoski Establishes a Link Between Senescence and Mitochondrial Dysfunction.

Posted by Iain Inkster on October 30, 2013 | SRF Education

Ethan graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in pathobiology in May, 2013. While at UConn, he researched improvements to a system for generating recombinant vaccinia viruses in the laboratory of Dr. Paulo Verardi. In the summer of 2013, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Judith Campisi at the Buck institute for Research on Aging as part of the 2013 SENS Research Foundation Summer Internship. There, he studied cellular senescence, the process by which damaged cells enter irreversible growth arrest.

SRF Intern Brandon Frenz Models the Effect of Systemic Aging Factors

Posted by Iain Inkster on October 22, 2013 | SRF Education

Brandon received his B.S. in biochemistry from Portland State University in June 2013. Under the mentorship of Dr. Keith Garlid, Brandon studied the role of the PI3K pathway in promoting the protective effects of cardiac glycosides. During his SRF-sponsored internship in the laboratory of Dr. Henrich Jasper at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Brandon worked with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Jason Karpac to develop a model for studying the coordination of tissue aging across an organism.

SRF Intern Navneet Ramesh Attempts to Inhibit a Key Pathway in Tumor Cell Maintenance of Telomere Length

Posted by Iain Inkster on October 15, 2013 | SRF Education

In our latest 2013 intern spotlight Navneet Ramesh explains the challenges presented by the elusive ALT mechanism and opens up a promising avenue toward a solution.

SRF Intern Ariana Mirzarafie-Ahi Improves a Protocol to Study Age-Related Cross-Linking Molecules Threefold

Posted by iain.inkster on October 08, 2013 | SRF Education

SRF Intern Ariana Mirzarafie-Ahi Improves a Protocol to Study Age-Related Cross-Linking Molecules Threefold

The Youngest Thiel Finalist: SRF's Thomas Hunt

Posted by Iain Inkster on July 19, 2013 | SRF Education

At just 15, Thomas Hunt became the youngest 20Under20 Finalist selected by Peter Thiel's Foundation to compete for a $100,000 Fellowship and the chance at two years of freedom to pursue his dreams. But Thomas’s entire story is even more amazing. He's been conducting research here at SENS Research Foundation in Mountain View since the age of 13.

SRF Intern Jennie Sims & The Genetics of Telomere Lengthening: Understanding How Cancer Cells Evade Cellular Senescence

Posted by Iain Inkster on July 09, 2013 | SRF Education

Jennie explains her internship with SENS Research Foundation (SRF) in Mountain View, CA, attempting to identify genes involved in the Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT) Mechanism.

Connie Wang: Microglia, Aging and Alzheimer’s

Posted by Iain Inkster on July 01, 2013 | SRF Education

Our next intern Connie Wang explains her part in uncovering the complex links between microglia cells and Alzheimer's disease.

Intern Sam Curran: IDing Senescent Cell Secretion Potentially Implicated In Age-Related Decline Of Immune System Function

Posted by Iain Inkster on June 26, 2013 | SRF Education

In our previous Intern Spotlight we learned about harmful proteins secreted from senescent cells that promote tumor growth in surrounding tissue. Senescent cells also contribute to other pathologies associated with old age, such as tissue degeneration. Is there a way to target and treat the afflicted cells responsible here too? This is the question being addressed by our next intern, Sam Curran.

Intern Spotlight: Nick Schaum

Posted by Iain Inkster on June 18, 2013 | SRF Education

Our next Intern Spotlight reveals how Nick Schaum is working with the Buck Institute to make chemotherapeutic drugs more effective, with one method already in clinical trials.

Dr. Gregory Chin: SRF's new Director of Education

Posted by Iain Inkster on June 11, 2013 | SRF Education

SRF Education has a new director, who will be working with student researchers. What does he think about his new role?

Intern Spotlight: Ali Crampton

Posted by Iain Inkster on June 05, 2013 | SRF Education

Ever wondered what it’s like to intern with SENS Research Foundation? SRF Education is proud to present the first in a series of Intern Spotlights. Read more to find out how Ali Crampton devised a method to ensure the reliability of research into damaged mitochondrial genes at SRF’s laboratories here in Mountain View, CA.

2013 Summer Interns Selected

Posted by Greg Chin on May 24, 2013 | SRF Education

SRF Education has chosen thirteen students to intern at six different institutions this summer. Our world-leading extramural host institutions include the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the University of Cambridge, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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