Dr. Mitch McVey

Project Title: Mechanisms of Drosophila lifespan extension by Parabacteriodes distasonis

Principal Investigators: Dr. Mitch McVey, A&S Biology  & Dr. Jimmy Crott, HNRCA

In this study, we will utilize molecular, and cellular imaging techniques to elucidate the mechanisms by which P.dist extends lifespan and improves healthspan in Drosophila.

Dr. Alexander Poltorak

Project Title: Polymorphonuclear leukocyte senescence in age-associated susceptibility to Streptococcus pneumoniae lung infection

Principal Investigator: Dr. Alexander Poltorak, TUSM Immunology

This collaborative project will use progeroid mice to assess the role of regulatory genes in age-associated inflammation and senescence.

For questions and submission of a proposal, please contact healthyaging@tufts.edu