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 graduate of The Bronx High School of Science.
- 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 KraznyTemplate:Academic-bio-stub
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