Bruce Ames

Bruce Ames

Bruce Ames (born December 16, 1928), is a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). He is the inventor of the Ames test, a system for easily and cheaply testing the mutagenicity of compounds.

His research focuses on cancer and aging and he has authored over 500 scientific publications. He is among the few hundred most-cited scientists in all fields.

Ames' current research includes identifying agents that delay the mitochondrial decay of aging, understanding the role of mitochondrial decay in aging, particularly in the brain, optimizing micronutrient intakes in the population to prevent disease, malnutrition, and obesity. He is also interested in mutagens as they relate to cancer prevention and aging.

He is a recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1985, the Japan Prize in 1997, the National Medal of Science in 1998 and the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal in 2004, among many others.

He was born and raised in New York City. He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. His undergraduate studies were at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his graduate studies were completed at the California Institute of Technology.

External links

* [ Bruce Ames official website.] Scientific papers, lectures and other media available here.
* [ CHORI biography and information]
* [ University of California biography]
* [ Interview with Ames in "Reason"]
* [ Radio interview with Ames on KQED Forum] hosted by Michael Krazny
* [ Short autobiographical article from 2003 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry]
* [ Bruce Ames video interview in short Juvenon documentary]

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