Andrzej Bartke, PhD is Co-chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Mprize and also an Mprize record holder for his work in mouse longevity. We at the Foundation are pleased to note his recent success in fundraising for aging research:
A world-renowned scientist at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has received an $8.6 million federal grant – the largest in the institution’s history – to continue and expand his study of the factors affecting aging and longevity.
The grant, announced Tuesday, designates Andrzej Bartke as the lead researcher for a team that includes scientists at Ohio University, the University of Michigan, Mayo Clinic and the University of Texas Health Science Center.
He said the team will focus on mutant strains of mice that live longer than normal mice and examine the ways in which the aging process is affected by fat cells, genes and insulin – a substance that helps the body process sugar.