HMC Expert: Jae Hur
Jae Hur, PhD, specializes in molecular and cellular biology with an emphasis on aging and longevity determination. Hur’s lab researches cellular and molecular mechanisms that influence the aging process to elucidate the fundamental genetic and physiological pathways that govern organismal lifespan. Specifically, Hur focuses on using powerful genetic, molecular biological, and biochemical tools available for the study of fruit flies, Drosophila melanogaster, to uncover novel pathways that affect longevity and to tease apart the downstream effects of known interventions that alter longevity.
Hur completed his undergraduate work at California Institute of Technology and earned his doctorate at Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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