Aging

Age is the primary risk factor for the most prominent diseases in modern society—cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, neurodegeneration. By understanding the molecular processes that drive aging we can identify therapeutic targets to treat or prevent multiple classes of disease simultaneously and extend healthy human lifespan. MCB researchers are studying many areas of biology that will shape our understanding of the mechanisms of aging: genetic and environmental determinants of longevity, the role of metabolism in aging, mechanisms of cell-fate decisions (apoptosis, quiescence, senescence), and inflammation. We seek to apply knowledge of how these basic aging processes drive specific forms of age-associated pathology and develop new treatments, including for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

Associated Faculty

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Genetics - GIDP
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Assistant Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Neurobiology, Professor, Neurology, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP