Calico (Calico Life Sciences LLC) is an Alphabet-founded research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies and model systems to increase our understanding of the biology that controls human aging. Calico will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives.
We believe tackling aging and increasing healthspan can only succeed with cutting-edge science and transformative technology and that both are fueled by intellectual freedom and creativity.
We expect everyone to be honest, ethical and trustworthy.
We aim high, make tough decisions and take smart risks.
We value taking personal responsibility and look inward first when things do not go well.
We understand that working together can expand possibilities and capabilities.
Generosity of spirit
We strive to be kind and considerate, respect each other’s individuality and perspectives and graciously share both ideas and credit.
Naked mole-rats are animals with unusually long lifespans, especially when compared with other animals of similar size. The Buffenstein lab at Calico has shown that these mouse-size rodents show attenuated aging profiles, well-maintained good health and rarely get cancer or other age-related diseases. <a href="/people/rochelle-shelley-buffenstein-ph-d">Rochelle (Shelley) Buffenstein</a>, a...