Cynthia Kenyon and Gary Ruvkun share 2011 Dan David Prize

Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholars Cynthia Kenyon of the University of California San Francisco (Senior Scholar in 1998, 2002) and Gary Ruvkun of Harvard University (Senior Scholar 1998) have been awarded the Dan David Prize for their pioneering research on the fundamental biological mechanisms that regulate aging. The Dan David Prizes recognize innovative, interdisciplinary research. Three prizes of US$1 million each are awarded annually for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions - Past, Present and Future. Drs. Kenyon and Ruvkun received the 2011 Prize in the "Future" category for “Ageing – Facing the Challenge.” For further information, see: