AgelessAnimals.org, a.k.a. The Centenarian Species and Rockfish Project, is a coalition of
scientists studying the biochemical and genetic mechanisms that retard aging so
successfully in long-lived animals, and applying this knowledge for the extension of the
healthy human lifespan. Director John C. Guerin founded the project in 1995.
The universities and laboratories involved are:
(1) Glenn S. Gerhard, Weis Center for Research,
Danville, PA, in collaboration with Renae L. Malek, The
Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Rockville, MD: DNA Micro-array gene expression.
(2) Marcelle Morrison-Bogorad,
Associate Director, Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program, National Institute
on Aging: Heat shock expression.
(3) Glenn S. Gerhard,
Weis Center for Research, Danville, PA: SOD antioxidant defense changes with age.
(4) Judd Aiken,
Dept. of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Electron
transport abnormalities and mDNA mutations.
(5) Justin D. Congdon,
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC; in collaboration with Kronos Science,
Phoenix, AZ: Turtle Biochemical Profiling.
(6) Tory Hagen,
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: Mitochondria and nuclear
(7) Berislav V. Zlokovic,
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY: Complementary DNA library.
(8) Gregor M. Cailliet,
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, associated with the California State University system,
Moss Landing, CA, in collaboration with Kronos Science, Phoenix, AZ: Rockfish Biochemical
(9) Ana Maria Cuervo,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY: Lysosomal markers of intracellular
(10) Robert A. Floyd,
Free Radical Biology and Aging Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation,
Oklahoma City, OK: Tocopherol derivatives.
(11) Guido Krupp,
Institute for Hematopathology, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany: Telomerase
(12) Giel Bosman,
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands:
Anion exchange protein in relation to Alzheimer's disease.
(13) David E. Williams
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: Oxidative damage.
(14) Jerry D. Hendricks,
Department of Food Science and Technology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: