Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 9 April 2003
All That Jazz
After playing saxophone in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, and Boston, Adam Antebi has stepped up to his most challenging gig yet: deciphering the links between endocrinology and longevity in the nematode
Abstract: For Adam Antebi, a molecular biologist who has moonlighted as a professional saxophonist, science and music are as inextricably intertwined as the two strands of DNA's double helix. A conversation with him can drift from the cellular growth patterns of the slithering roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, to the legacies of jazz greats John Coltrane and Miles Davis, and he himself has crossed back and forth between the two worlds. He is currently a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, where he has been unearthing insights into the genetics of development and aging in C. elegans. He has also jammed with the best in major jazz clubs, played backup for Aretha Franklin, and recorded with the popular ska band Bim Skala Bim and with jazz legends including Cyrus Chestnut, Marshall Allen, and Victor Gaskins.
Citation: I. Chen, All That Jazz. Sci. SAGE KE 2003, nf7 (9 April 2003)
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