Recognizing their outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and human progress through their pioneering, innovative and collaborative research, the 2022 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award was presented to Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of Cambridge and to Thomas A. Rando of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) at a ceremony held at the Kongresshaus Zurich on Oct. 6, 2022.
Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Undergraduate Institution: UC Davis
Research Focus: Understanding the epigenome of quiescent stem cells and how it changes with age
Aging is the result of the deterioration of cells. By reprogramming cells to an embryonic state, we can effectively reverse aging affects in human cells. This scientist wants to cure aging, which would eliminate arthritis, osteoporosis, and other diseases that appear later in life. Listen
A Q&A with Thomas A. Rando, M.D., Ph.D. on Young Blood, Biomarkers, and Aging
Researcher Thomas Rando, from Stanford University, talks about efforts to increase the number of healthy years we live.