UNCG Research

Rueppell funded by NIH, National Institute on Aging

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by UNCG Research.

Repost from Campus Weekly

Dr. Olav Rueppell (Biology) received new funding from the NIH, National Institute on Aging for the project “Biodemography and Genomics of Aging Trajectories and Plasticity in a Social Model.” He will use the comparative honey bee model that offers many experimental opportunities to study epigenetic influences on aging in a highly social context under natural conditions, the abstract notes. These studies can yield new insights of general relevance into aging processes and generate novel hypotheses or concepts to stimulate human aging studies. Additionally, the funding will allow him to expand his dedication to mentoring student research and fostering the next generation of biomedical scientists.