Expert in aging biology, big data in biology, genomics, and single-cell biology.
Assistant Professor of Gerontology
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontolgy
- Aging biology
- Big data in biology
- Single cell biology
Bérénice Benayoun, PhD, researches epigenome and transcriptome remodeling with aging in vertebrates and the roles that these changes can play in the aging process. Her identification of a new key chromatin signature of cell identity and transcriptional consistency, which can be partially remodeled during aging, has raised important questions about the stability of cellular identity throughout life. Her work also provided the first genome draft for the naturally short-lived African turquoise killifish, a new vertebrate model for aging research.