Buck Institute faculty Judy Campisi elected to the National Academy of Sciences
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The Buck Institute for Research on Aging announced today that Professor Judy Campisi has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Election to the Academy is the highest honor for American scholars in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Dr. Campisi was among the 84 new members elected this year, bringing the total number of active members to 2,382. “Judy Campisi is one of the most innovative and passionate scientists I have ever known,” said Dr. Eric Verdin, President and CEO of the Buck Institute. “She is incredibly deserving of this honor and all of us here at the Buck are immensely proud of her.”

Judy Campisi has received international acclaim for her contributions to understanding why aging is the largest single risk factor for a host of chronic diseases, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer. She is widely recognized for her work on senescent cells, a type of cell associated with aging, tissue degradation, and promotion of disease. Dr. Campisi is a scientific co-founder of Unity Biotechnology, which is developing a number of therapies intended to

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