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A fitness test for flies to measure the effect of aging. Old flies (left) cannot climb as fast as young ones (right). [Video credit: Rob Hoff (Bohmann Lab)]

Research Areas

  • Aging, Regeneration and Stem cells
  • Studies of naturally long-lived and cancer-resistant animal species
  • HIV and Aging
  • Immune Responses and Vaccination in the Elderly
  • Oxidative Stress in Aging and Disease
  • Metabolism and Aging
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias


  • Mouse
  • Naked Mole Rat
  • Blind Mole Rat
  • Drosophila
  • C. elegans
  • Yeast
  • Cell culture