Aging & Metabolism
Our laboratory studies mechanisms linking lifespan with age-related diseases, and particularly mechanisms by which dietary restriction increases lifespan and concomitantly delays age-related diseases across a wide range of species and diseases, even engineered diseases. Based on great progress in elucidating these mechanisms, the laboratory is increasingly turning to drug discovery, focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease and other age-related diseases in which overactive innate immunity is implicated.
Charles V Mobbs, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery
Lab: Hess 10-301
Office: Hess 9-119
Ko F, Isoda F, Mobbs C. Laparotomy in Mice Induces Blood Cell Expression of Inflammatory and Stress Genes. Journal of interferon & cytokine research. 2015 Apr;35(4):302-12. doi: 10.1089/jir.2014.0031. Epub 2014 Nov 19. Surgical trauma induces immune and stress responses although its effects on postsurgical inflammatory and stress gene expression remain poorly characterized. This study sought to improve current scientific knowledge by investigating the effects of laparotomy on mouse blood cell inflammatory and stress gene expression.