Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 5 February 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 5, p. nf3
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.5.nf3]


Listening to the Song of Senescence

Caleb Finch, a biogerontologist and bluegrass fiddler, has woven diverse themes into a research opus on aging

Ingfei Chen;2003/5/nf3

Abstract: Advised while in college to make his mark by heading into little-trodden scientific territory, Caleb Finch chose the study of aging. Although the prevailing scientific opinion at the time was that aging was only about vascular disease and cancer, Finch was convinced that mammalian aging is a regulated process that scientists can tease apart at the molecular level. He's spent the past 3 decades seeking to understand the genomic control of senescence in the brain--and playing in a bluegrass band.

Citation: I. Chen, Listening to the Song of Senescence. Science's SAGE KE (5 February 2003),;2003/5/nf3

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