Yousin Suh, PhD, commands a pioneering role in the reproductive sciences, genetics, and development as the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Reproductive Sciences in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Reproductive Aging at Columbia University. As an advisor for LongeVC, she enhances its strategic pursuits in longevity and scientific investment with her profound expertise in reproductive sciences and genetics.
Yousin focuses on identifying genome sequence variants associated with age-related disease risk or displaying an unusual resistance to such conditions by exploring the genetic and epigenetic intersections of intrinsic aging and disease. She focuses on middle-aged individuals and extraordinary long-lived individuals, providing keen insights through applied functional tests such as in silico modeling, cell culture assays, and mouse models.
Her discoveries span from unveiling novel alleles associated with extreme longevity to identifying sirtuin variants that pose risks of heart disease and longevity-associated microRNAs. Honored with the Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging and recognized globally through organizing numerous international symposiums.
She's also an associate editor on the editorial boards of distinguished journals like PLoS Genetics and Aging Cell and holds advisory roles in numerous research institutions and companies. Guiding the Suh Lab in its mission of "unraveling the mysteries of human aging" and longevity through human genetics and functional genomics approaches.