Florence R.C. Murray Professor of Biology
Nancy Bonini’s research uses fruit flies to define genes and identify suppressor mutations that can prevent or delay brain degeneration. She is expanding into neural inquiry and aging models in fruit flies by analyzing the nervous system with age in hopes of providing further insights into neural decline.
Bonini’s work has garnered several awards, including the NIH Outstanding Investigator R35 Award in 2016, the Glenn Award for Research in the Biological Mechanisms of Aging in 2015, the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Aging Research and the National Institute of Health’s Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration award in 2009. She was a David and Lucile Packard fellow in 1997 and also won a John Merck Scholars Award in the Biology of Developmental Disabilities in Children in 1995. She has authored dozens of articles for various academic publications.