Science, Engineering & Mathematics, 2023
While I have written research papers in the past, none have been quite as robust as this project, and it turned into an extremely rewarding learning experience.”— Jeana Schafer
Timeout with Torpor: History, Biology and Future Medical Applications of a Survival Strategy
Research project for ENT 199 (Special Study): Hibernation Writing Project
Schafer’s paper synthesizes literature on humanity’s history and fascination with hibernation and longevity, and explores the possibility that humans may be able to induce a dormant torpor gene. Schafer reviews relevant biological methods of natural torpor and hibernation and discusses the potential health and medical benefits of putting people into a torpor state.
In Their Own Words
Read Jeana’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.