John Sedivy is the Hermon C. Bumpus Professor of Biology and a Professor of Medical Science at Brown University. He is listed as a F1000 Prime faculty member and on Who's Who in Gerontology. He has published over 130 original articles.
He wrote the first book on gene targeting in 1992. In 2006, he published the first comprehensive in vivo quantification of cellular senescence in aging primates. That year, his lab also discovered how (through the Polycomb pathway) c-Myc contributes to the regulation of chromatin states. His research has found that mice missing one copy of the Myc transcription factor live longer than wild-type mice.
He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Aging Cell, and is chair of the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Aging.1974 Ontario Scholar
1981 Ryan Foundation Fellow
1989 March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar
1990 Presidential Young Investigator
1991 Andrew Mellon Award
2006 Hermon C. Bumpus Endowed Chair in Biology, Brown University
2007 Senior Research Scholar in Aging, Ellison Medical Foundation
2009 NIH MERIT Award, National Institute on Aging
2011 Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging
2015 Chair, Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Aging