Medical School researchers receive major NIH grants to study senescent cells--a major factor in inflammation and aging.


Medical School researchers were awarded $19.3 million in NIH grants to identify and molecularly map senescent cells. This multi-institutional effort is referred to as SenNet and consists of two grants, each supporting a tissue mapping center. Dr. Laura Niedernhofer will lead a project focused on human tissue supported by a five-year grant worth $8.5 million. Dr. David Bernlohr is leading a project focused on mouse tissue supported by a four-year companion grant worth $10.8 million. READ MORE>>