Judith Campisi received a PhD in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and postdoctoral training in cancer biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. She joined the Boston University Medical School as an Assistant and Associate Professor before joining the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Senior Scientist. In 2002, she started a second laboratory at the Buck Institute for Age Research, where she is a Professor. At both institutions, she established a broad program to understand the relationship between aging and disease, with an emphasis on cancer and aging. Her laboratory made several pioneering discoveries in these areas, and her research continues to challenge and alter existing paradigms. Campisi has received numerous awards, including two MERIT awards from the National Institute on Aging, and awards from the AlliedSignal Corporation, Gerontological Society of America and American Federation for Aging Research, the Longevity prize from theIPSEN Foundation, and the first international Olav Thon Foundation prize. She is an elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and serves on numerous national and international editorial and scientific advisory boards.
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