OFAS presented the third Dr. Norman Orentreich Award for Young Investigator on Aging to Maximilian Schmid-Siegel, a Ph.D. candidate at the Medical University of Vienna Institute of Medical Genetics (Vienna, Austria). The award was presented at the 15th International Symposium on Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Aging, Bregenz, Austria. Maximillian was selected for his presentation “Ribosome heterogeneity by rRNA methylation in skin cell senescence”.

This award is intended to inspire young investigators to continue aging research and to acknowledge the potential of their work. In addition to the US$1,000 prize, Max was invited to present at the 2023 OFAS Symposium on Healthy Aging.


Symposium organizer Holly Brown-Borg, recipient Maximillian Schmid-Siegel, OFAS Deputy Director of Research Jay Zimmerman.