Sharon Yang


Research Assistant

Hometown: Redwood City, CA

Undergraduate Institution: UC Davis

Research Focus: Understanding the epigenome of quiescent stem cells and how it changes with age


BYU Radio: The Cutting Edge of Life

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

Ask the Expert: Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD on Young Blood, Biomarkers and Aging

A Q&A with Thomas A. Rando, M.D., Ph.D. on Young Blood, Biomarkers, and Aging

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Rejuvenating our cells can make them more prone to cancer

Researcher Thomas Rando, from Stanford University, talks about efforts to increase the number of healthy years we live.

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PROFESSORDepartment of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
DIRECTORThe Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging
Stanford University School of Medicine
DIRECTORRR&D Center of Excellence / REAP
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Neurology Service
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
DEPUTY DIRECTORStanford Center on Longevity (SCL)
Stanford University