About the Scientist
Dr. Gregory Tranah received his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis, and completed postdoctoral work in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. Tranah explores the genetic basis of aging and age-related illnesses by leading sequencing studies to identify inherited and acquired mitochondrial DNA mutations that impact age-related declines in cognitive, sensory and physical functioning. He also leads large-scale genetic studies of aging and disease in several population-based cohorts, and conducts analyses in multiple international genetics consortia.
About the Guest Comedians
Samantha Gilweit is a single mother, writer, and comedian based in Oakland, CA. Her comedy has been described as personal, clever and fearless. Samantha has performed at the Punchline in San Francisco and other venues all over the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Ron Chapman is a writer, philosopher, artist and a pretty good rapper. He is the host and producer of the podcast Ron Talks To Girls, co-host of the weekly internet radio show Pick Me Up Radio, and co-producer of the interactive stand-up show Fun Times with Friends.