Anne Brunet is the Michele and Timothy Barakett professor of genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University. Brunet obtained her B.Sc. from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and her Ph.D. from the University of Nice. She did her postdoctoral research training in Michael Greenberg’s lab at Harvard Medical School. Brunet is interested in the molecular mechanisms of aging and longevity, with a particular emphasis on the nervous system. Her lab studies the molecular mechanism of action of known longevity genes. She is particularly interested in the role of longevity genes in neural stem cells during aging. Another goal of her lab is to discover novel genes and processes regulating longevity using two model systems, the invertebrate C. elegans and an extremely short-lived vertebrate, the African killifish N. furzeri. Brunet has received several grants from the National Institute on Aging. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers, reviews and book chapters. She has received a number of awards, including the Pfizer/American Federation for Aging Research Innovation in Aging Research Award, a Junior Investigator Award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a Glenn Foundation award, an Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging Award, and the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in aging research. She was also awarded a Pioneer Award and a Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health director’s fund. These awards support scientists of exceptional creativity, who propose pioneering and transformative approaches to major challenges in biomedical research.