Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington
"The Dog Aging Project (DAP) is a long-term study of biological aging in companion (pet) dogs. The largest component of the DAP is a longitudinal study of aging, which currently includes more than 33,000 dogs and their citizen-scientist owners. The goals of the longitudinal study are to understand the most important genetic and environmental factors that influence health during aging in dogs. The second major component of the DAP is a clinical trial aimed at testing whether the drug rapamycin (sirolimus) can increase lifespan and healthspan in companion dogs."
Faculty Host: Dr. George Sutphin