Anne Brunet
anne.brunet[at]stanford.edu
Michele and Timothy Barakett Professor of Genetics
B.S. Ecole Normale Supérieure
PhD. University of Nice

Twitter: @BrunetLab

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Personal Interests

Research Interest: Mechanisms of aging and longevity
Hometown:
Bellegarde sur Valserine, France
Favorite Saying:
"Check you out!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Red wine
Dream Benchmate:
Johnny Depp
Non-science activity:
Playing the violin
Favorite Movie:
Amadeus
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Metal Pig
Birthday: November 8th

 


Research Interest: Establishing killifish as a model for neurobiology
Hometown:
Oakland, California 
Favourite Saying:
"I have a question"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Chocolate
Dream Benchmate:
Richard Feynman
Non-science activity:
Gardening
Favourite Movie:
Lord of the Rings
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Earth Snake
Birthday: February 20th

Claire Bedbrook
bedbrook[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.S. UC Berkeley
PhD. Caltech

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Felix Boos 
fboos[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.Ed. M.Ed. University of Kaiserlautern, Germany 
PhD. University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

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Research Interest: Age-dependent regulation of proteostasis in the killifish 
Hometown:
Kaiserslautern, Germany 
Favourite Saying:
"Take three more deep breaths"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
A glass of wine
Dream Benchmate:
 Mark Twai
Non-science activity:
Scuba and free diving,  backpacking, biking, reading 
Favourite Movie:
The Cider House Rules 
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Metal  Horse
Birthday: November 18th

 


Research Interest: Reproductive and tissue aging in killifish
Hometown:
San Francisco, California
Favourite Saying:
"Wow, that is cool!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Sleep
Dream Benchmate:
Trevor Noah
Non-science activity:
Painting
Favourite Movie:
The Sound of Music
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Metal Sheep
Birthday: April 15th

Jing Chen
jchen415[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.S. MIT
PhD. UC Berkeley

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Jason Miklas
miklasja[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.S., M.S. University of Toronto, Canada
PhD. University of Washington

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Research Interest: Microbiome and neural degeneration
Hometown:
Toronto, Canada  
Favourite Saying:
"You are a hundred years too early"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Bubble tea
Dream Benchmate:
Merlin
Non-science activity:
Traveling and eating
Favourite Movie:
Casino Royale
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Fire Tiger
Birthday: September 15th


Research Interest: The aging brain
Hometown:
Fairfax, Virginia 
Favourite Saying:
"Yahooo!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Exercise
Dream Benchmate:
Thomas Hunt Morgan
Non-science activity:
Swimming
Favourite Movie:
Star Wars
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Metal Horse
Birthday: March 18th

Ravi Nath
ravinath[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.A. Vanderbilt University
PhD. Caltech

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Paloma Navarro
pnav[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.A. MRES University of Cambridge, UK
PhD. Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK

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Research Interest: Proteostasis in neural stem cells
Hometown:
Zaragoza, Spain
Favourite Saying:
"Outrageous!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Mediterranean diet
Dream Benchmate:
Pau Gasol
Non-science activity:
Cardio dance!
Favourite Movie:
Amelie
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Earth Snake
Birthday: September 24th


Research Interest: Proteostasis and Longevity
Hometown:
Munich, Germany
Favourite Saying:
"Is this the real life? Is it just fantasy?"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Yoga
Dream Benchmate:
Yoda
Non-science activity:
Climbing, surfing and dessert
Favourite Movie:
Into the Wild
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Fire Tiger
Birthday: July 16th

Katharina Papsdorf
papsdorf[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.S. University of Munchen (TUM), Germany
PhD. University of Munchen (TUM), Germany

 

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Tyson Ruetz
tjruetz[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.S., M.S. Simon Fraser University, Canada
PhD. University of Edinburgh, Scottland

 

Personal Interests

Research Interest: To explore the role of neurogenesis in the aging brain
Hometown:
Vancouver, Canada
Favourite Saying:
"Nooo doot aboot it"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Drinking maple syrup, preferably straight from the tree
Dream Benchmate:
Wayne Gretzky
Non-science activity:
Playing hockey and drinking maple syrup. Best when combined
Favourite Movie:
Slap shot
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Water Pig
Birthday: July 18th


Research Interest: Evolution of lifespan and aging
Hometown:
Gahri, India
Favourite Saying:
"Take it easy"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
I am the wild-type
Dream Benchmate:
A robot
Non-science activity:
Movies
Favourite Movie:
Gangs of Wasseypur
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Wood Ox
Birthday: October 22nd

Param Singh
param[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
M.S. University of Pune, India
PhD. University of Paris, France

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Xiaoai Zhao
xiaoaiz[at]stanford.edu
Post-Doctoral Fellow
M.D. Nanjing Medical University, China
PhD. Brown University

 

Personal Interests

Research Interest: Metabolism in neural stem cell aging
Hometown: Nanjing, China
Favorite Saying: "That's awesome!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice: Eating Chinese food
Dream Benchmate: Rachel Maddow
Non-science activity: Traveling and cooking
Favorite Movie: Toy Story
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Ox
Birthday: June 29th
   

Research Interest: Genetic manipulation of the African killifish
Hometown:
Sugar Land, Texas
Favorite Saying:
"Don't worry about that"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Dark chocolate
Dream Benchmate:
Stephen Colbert
Non-science activity:
Hiking
Favorite Movie:
Official Secrets
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Earth Tiger
Birthday: May 22nd

Rahul Navgekar
rahuln[at]stanford.edu
Graduate Student, Genetics
B.S. Yale University

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G. Adam Reeves
gareeves[at]stanford.edu
Graduate Student, Genetics
B.S. University of Kansas

Personal Interests

Research Interest: The role of transposons in evolution and aging
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Favorite Saying: "As if"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice: Exercise
Dream Benchmate: Tom Daley
Non-science activity: Videogames
Favorite Movie: Memento
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Dog
Birthday: August 11th


Research Interest: Aging and metabolism in neural stem cells
Hometown:
Saratoga, California
Favorite Saying:
"Gravity seems to be working today"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Sleep
Dream Benchmate:
Rosalind Franklin
Non-science activity:
Music
Favorite Movie:
Wall-E
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Water Rooster
Birthday: December 11th

Lucy Xu
lucyxu[at]stanford.edu
Graduate Student, Biology
B.S. Brown University

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Olivia Zhou
oyzhou[at]stanford.edu
MSTP student
B.A./M.S. University of Pennsylvania

Personal Interests

Research Interest: Mechanisms underlying protein aggregation and neurodegeneration
Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Favorite Saying:
"Pics or it didn't happen"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Napping
Dream Benchmate:
James Corden
Non-science activity:
Watching reality TV
Favorite Movie:
Baby Driver
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Wood Pig
Birthday: February 10th
 


Research Interest: Genetics of aging
Hometown:
Coachella, California
Favorite Saying:
"Yeaaah, but no."
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Exercise
Dream Benchmate:
Ron Swanson
Non-science activity:
Entomology
Favorite Movie:
Interstellar
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Metal Goat
Birthday: June 16th

Rogelio Barajas
rbara003[at]stanford.edu
Life Science Research Professional
B.S. UC Riverside

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Steph Gagnon
sdgagnon[at]stanford.edu
Life Science Research Professional
B.S. Point Loma Nazarene University
M.S. University of Exeter, UK
Ph.D. (pending) Loughborough University, UK

Personal Interests

Research Interest: Neurogenesis and neural stem cell metabolism in the aging brain
Hometown:
La Quinta, California
Favorite Saying:
"Seriously...?!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Blueberries & retinoids
Dream Benchmate:
Harry Styles
Non-science activity:
Volley Ball, power lifting, & traveling
Favorite Movie:
Hunger Games
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Wood Dog
Birthday: May 12th
 

Research Interest: Genetics of aging
Hometown:
Behshahr, Iran
Favorite Saying:
"Sounds good!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Exercise
Dream Benchmate:
Lionel Messi
Non-science activity:
Soccer
Favorite Movie:
The Godfather
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Metal Horse
Birthday: May 07th

Amir Hosseini
amir.hosseini[at]stanford.edu
Life Science Research Professional
B.S. Tehran Medical University, Iran
M.S. California State University, East Bay

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Margaret Johnson
mjohn2[at]stanford.edu
Lab Assistant
B.A. Scripps College
M.S. San Francisco State University

Personal Interests

Research Interest: Genetics of aging and behavioral disorders
Hometown:
Palo Alto, California
Favorite Saying:
"Oh no."
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Laughing
Dream Benchmate:
Data (Star Trek)
Non-science activity:
Going to the beach
Favorite Movie:
Goodfellas
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Earth Snake
Birthday: May 1st
 

Research Interest: Development of the African killifish N. furzeri as a vertebrate model for aging
Hometown:
Rocklin, California
Favorite Saying:
"That's sick!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Laughing
Dream Benchmate:
Skrillex
Non-science activity:
Making music
Favorite Movie:
Lord of the Rings
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Fire Ox
Birthday: June 2nd

Rishad Khondker
rishad[at]stanford.edu
Life Science Research Professional
B.S. UC Santa Cruz

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Julliana Ramirez-Matias
julliana[at]stanford.edu
Life Science Research Professional
B.S. University of Michigan

Personal Interests

Research Interest: The role of neural stem cells in aging
Hometown:
Holland, Michigan
Favorite Saying:
"The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Walking
Dream Benchmate:
David Blaine
Non-science activity:
Baking
Favorite Movie:
The Spongebob Squarepant Movie
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Wood Rabbit
Birthday: September 26th

Research Interest: Cellular and molecular mechanisms driving neurodegeneration
Hometown:
Dallas, Texas
Favorite Saying:
"Wait wait don't tell me" or "Damn skippy"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Belting out songs off-key in the car
Dream Benchmate:
Bill Murray
Non-science activity:
Flipping over rocks on hikes to find cool bugs
Favorite Movie:
Raising Arizona
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Fire Rat
Birthday: May 24th

Mikaela Wilson
mikaelaw[at]stanford.edu
Life Science Research Professional
B.S.
St. Edwards University

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Holly Choi
hollyc2[at]stanford.edu
Administrative Associate

B.A. UC Berkeley

Personal Interests

Research Interest: Longevity
Hometown:
Fremont, California
Favorite Saying:
"Don't sweat the small stuff!"
Anti-Aging Strategy of Choice:
Exercise and suntan lotion
Dream Benchmate:
Carrie Underwood
Non-science activity:
Travel and play music
Favorite Movie:
Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
Wood Rabbit
Birthday: February 1st