Healthy Aging at Tufts Pilot Grants 2020-2021
PILOT GRANT AWARDEES 2020-2021
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.
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