David Gems

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David Herbert Gems
Alma materUniversity of Sussex, University of Glasgow
Scientific career
FieldsGenetics, biogerontology
InstitutionsUniversity College London
ThesisTransformation and development of Aspergillus nidulans (1990)
Doctoral advisorA.J. Clutterbuck

David Gems is a British geneticist and biogerontologist. He is Professor of Biology of Ageing at University College London where he is also Deputy Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing.[1][2] His work concerns understanding aging through the genetics of C. elegans.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Gems went to the University of Sussex, graduating in 1983 with a BSc in Biochemistry.[4] After graduation in 1983, Gems pursued various work in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico and USA.[5] It is alleged that during his time in Nicaragua, Gems associated with the Sandinista National Liberation Front.[6]


  1. ^ http://www.ucl.ac.uk/iha/iha-news/Congratulations_Prof_Gems
  2. ^ "Institute of Healthy Ageing - People", accessed November 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "C. elegans Ageing Laboratory", accessed November 21, 2010.
  4. ^ "David Gems Profile", accessed November 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "David Gems Profile", accessed November 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "An interview with Carl Elliott", accessed November 21, 2010.

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