Luis Espejo

MCB Program Start:

2019

Undergrad:

Univeristy of Colorado Colorado Springs, Human Biology, 2014

Midwestern University, Master of Biomedical Sciences,  2018 

Research Advisor and Department:                                     

Dr. George Sutphin, MCB

Research Topic:                                                                            

 I am interested in metabolic pathways altered throughout the aging process. In particular, I focus on immune function and regulation in the aging process. This applies to a wide array of age related diseases from Alzheimer's to cancer. Our lab utilizes C. elegans, along with mice, as a model for genetic and metabolic interventions capable of increasing lifespan and healthspan.

Hobbies and Interests:   

I enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, cooking, reading science articles, watching movies, and spending time with my family and dogs                                       

Honors and Awards:

Kenneth A. Suarez Research Day Best Poster Award in MCB