Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research is a 2-week intensive research training course using comparative models and approaches to explore biological aging. Models include C. elegans, Drosophila, mice, and African turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri).
The course emphasizes the advantages of each model system for addressing mechanisms relevant to the biology of human aging. Participants engage in hypothesis-driven research utilizing experimental methods including CRISPR, mRNA translation profiling, microinjection (worms and fish), quantitative fluorescence microscopy (QFM), and health/survival assays.
Participants get access and training in the use of the statistical programming language R and other software necessary for analysis of big data used in conjunction with modern experimentation [e.g., transcriptomics, translatomics, Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL), and Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)].
Course programming includes expert guest lecturers with opportunities for professional development and networking within the aging research community. Students will also have the opportunity to present their own research and get critical feedback from experts in the field.
- Aric Rogers, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorMDI Biological Laboratory
As a result of this course, participants will:
|Experimental Design and Techniques|
|Research Skills Training|
|Scientific Software and Data Analysis|
|Lectures and Literature|
Students and faculty arrive Sunday, July 29 starting at 4pm.
Students and faculty depart on Saturday, August 11 by 9am.
Cottage-style accommodations are assigned double occupancy. Cottage accommodations have shared bathrooms, equipped kitchens, common rooms, high speed wireless internet, and parking. Cottages may be ocean-view, pond-view, or meadow-view.
A few dormitory-style accommodations may be available, double occupancy with shared bathrooms.
A very limited number of single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge.
Our on-campus housing is within walking distance of all campus facilities (Note: campus grounds include wooded terrain).