Brandon Frenz (Buck Institute for Research on Aging)
Brandon earned a degree in biochemistry from Portland State University in 2013. There he studied the role of the PI3K pathway in promoting the protective effects of cardiac glycosides in the laboratory of Dr. Keith Garlid. During his SRF-sponsored internship at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Brandon helped develop a model to study the coordination of tissue aging throughout an organism in the laboratory of Dr. Henri Jasper. He presented his model of systemic tissue aging at the SENS6 Conference at the University of Cambridge. Brandon is now pursuing a Ph.D. in University of Washington's Biochemistry Department. He plans to continue to study aging and regenerative medicine and hopes to eventually pursue a career in biotech.