|Location:||Providence, RI USA|
Dr. Gordon's research revolves around Progeria, a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Children with Progeria die of heart disease at an average age of thirteen years. She is co-founder and Medical Director of The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF), whose mission is to find the cause, treatment and cure for Progeria. She is Principal Investigator for the PRF Diagnostics Testing Program, Cell & Tissue Bank, and Medical & Research Database. She conducts both cellular and clinical studies for Progeria.