Gordon Lithgow - The Biology of Aging

Gordon Lithgow is a Professor and the head of the Lithgow Lab at the Buck Institute for Age Research. His research is focused on the relationship between stress and aging by studying genes that effect lifespan and an animal's ability to resist stress. His lab is also investigating the mechanisms of chemical compounds that extend lifespan. These compounds also suppress disease-related features during worm aging. In addition, we are studying the role of protein aggreagtion in determining lifespan.