“Mechanisms underlying increased lifespan through nutrient composition and mRNA translation”

“Mechanisms underlying increased lifespan through nutrient composition and mRNA translation”

Aric Rogers, Ph.D.
Davis Center
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:00pm

221 Integrated Sciences Building

Our lab uses the small roundworm C. elegans to study how gene expression is remodeled under conditions that extend lifespan, particularly at points of regulation that occur after transcription. Genetic variations and environmental conditions that result in lifespan extension are also associated with delaying the onset of age-related diseases including diabetes, cancer, and neurodegeneration. The goal of our lab is to understand how life-extending interventions work across different species and apply what is learned to extend human health and longevity.

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Refreshments at 3:45pm