This course is an in-depth examination of current topics in the fields of aging and biogerontology, with a focus on human aging. Topics to be discussed include theories of aging, physiological, cellular, metabolomic, microbiome, and epigenetic changes that occur with aging, and nutritional and therapeutic interventions that affect the aging process. This year, we will focus on proteostasis and aging. Students will help direct the course by presenting and critiquing papers that they select from a curated list of current aging research literature.

Co-Instructors: Allen Taylor & Mitch McVey

Course Number: NUTR 247 & CMDB 0247

Prerequisites: Graduate Biochemistry (BCHM-0223) or instructor consent. It is also recommended that students have taken undergraduate-level classes in Cellular or Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Presented by the Healthy Aging at Tufts Priority Research Cluster.