"helped engineer the Methuselah Mouse"

Methuselah was the oldest person named in the Hebrew Bible (living for 969 years) and his name has become a useful label for any creature living to a great age. It is surely for this reason that the Methuselah Foundation took its name.

Laboratory Mice
Creative Commons AttributionLaboratory Mice - Credit: Aaron Logan
In 2003, the MPrize (known as the Methuselah Mouse Prize) was founded – a financial award for achievements in extending the life span or reversing the ageing process of mice.