Jan Vijg

Jan Vijg is the Lola and Saul Kramer Chairperson in Molecular Genetics at the Department of Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, United States. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (Novato, California).

His research interests include studying genomic instability in aging. In 1989, he created the first transgenic mouse models for the study of in vivo mutagenesis. He discusses his genomic/epigenomic drift hypothesis as a cause of aging in his book Aging of the Genome: The Dual Role of DNA in Life and Death'.

In his second book, The American Technological Challenge: Stagnation and Decline in the 21st Century, he argues that technological innovation has decelerated ever since 1970.

Vijg is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Aging published by Impact Journals (Albany, New York)