NPR features research led by Jan Vijg, Ph.D., which found that the maximum human lifespan is 115 years. Dr. Vijg is professor and chair of genetics and the Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics at Einstein.
New York Times interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., about the scientist awarded the Nobel Prize for his discoveries on how cells recycle, known as autophagy. Dr. Cuervo is a leader in this field of research, focusing on chaperone-mediated autophagy. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology, and of medicine, co-director of the Institute for Aging Research, and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein.