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Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

John-Paul Andersen


John-Paul Andersen

Mentor: Roger Shi, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology

Hometown: Orem, UT
Undergraduate University:  Utah Valley University
Degree Earned: B.S. Biotechnology

My Research Interests:

Mitochondrial Dynamics, Telomere Shortening, Lipid Trafficking, CRISPR/Cas9.

Why I'm excited to study aging:

My hope in studying aging research is that we’ll be able to get at the root of many modern diseases and delay or even stop them from happening altogether. Aging is an exciting research field with new discoveries being made constantly. I’m excited and humbled to be a part of this fast evolving field.

My future goals:

Research is my passion so I hope to continue to be involved in it for the rest of my life. Whether it be in industry or academia, as long as I’m involved in making exciting new discoveries I don’t mind where it leads me.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2017 - T32 Biology of Aging Training Grant
  • 2016 - American Aging Association 2016 Travel Award Recipient


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