Age-Associated Illness Research
Under the leadership of Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, this internationally-renowned laboratory-based research program investigates the biology of aging and the basis for increased disease vulnerability as a function of age. A major focus is on the mechanisms of delayed aging by caloric restriction, including its ability to off-set age-associated illnesses. Research in the Anderson lab involves cell culture, mouse, and nonhuman primate models, and encompasses molecular and cellular approaches to understand the aging of post-mitotic tissues, including adipose, liver, skeletal muscle, and the brain. Dr. Anderson and collaborators have published several seminal research papers and are at the forefront of translational caloric restriction research. Research support for the program has been received from various resources, including the NIH, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and philanthropic foundations.
Dr. Anderson is the Leader of the Metabolism of Aging program at SMPH and Associate Director of the Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases T32 Training Program at the Department of Medicine.