My lab studies post-developmental interventions that modulate the rate of aging and how age-related changes are coordinated between tissues. We’re designing assays to quantify physiological aging and building tools to deliver genetic material with spatial and temporal precision in vivo; we plan to use these to test hypotheses of aging in rapid, functionally relevant ways.
I have studied aspects of the biology of aging throughout my career. My graduate work with Judy Campisi at UC Berkeley and the Buck Institute focused on the regulation of inflammatory networks during cellular senescence. I then did my postdoctoral work with Steven Artandi at Stanford, where I developed high content screening methods to identify regulators of telomerase.