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New Research by Aric Rogers, Ph.D., Sheds Light on the Effects of Dietary Restriction on Muscle Tissue

Consider the following scenarios: In the first, a thin young woman who exercises excessively develops athletic amenorrhea, or stops menstruating, rendering her incapable of bearing children. In the second, a sedentary, overweight girl undergoes menarche at a precociously early age. Aric N. Rogers, Ph.D., who studies aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory, believes these scenarios…

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Meet Our Postdocs: Dilawar Mir, Ph.D.

The pull of C. elegans drew Dilawar Mir, Ph.D. to the Rogers Lab at the MDI Biological Laboratory for his postdoctoral research. Born and raised in the Kashmir Valley, Mir earned his Ph.D. from Alagappa University in India in 2019. His graduate research focused on understanding host-pathogen interactions in the context of the whole organism;…

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Aric Rogers, Ph.D., promoted to Associate Professor

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the promotion of Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to Associate Professor, effective January 10, 2021. Rogers joined the MDI Biological Laboratory as an Assistant Professor in early 2013. He and his research team are working to understand not only how dietary restriction works to increase health and…

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The Aging Mind: A Team Approach to Understanding the Relationship Between Aging, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

If there is a threat with the potential to overwhelm the health care system on a scale comparable to that of COVID-19, it is Alzheimer’s disease. We are on the brink of an epidemic of this deadly disease: the number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to more than double by 2050, from 6 million…

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Session with a Scientist: Aric Rogers, Ph.D.

In this Session with a Scientist, we sit down with Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to learn more about the important initiative he’s been working on and to hear the incredible impact donors have on his research.

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Identifying the Cellular Pathways Responsible for Extending Healthy Lifespan

“The synergistic extension is really wild. The effect isn’t one plus one equals two, it’s one plus one equals five.” Jarod Rollins, Ph.D. “The synergistic extension is really wild,” said Rollins, who is the lead author with Jianfeng Lan, Ph.D., of Nanjing University. “The effect isn’t one plus one equals two, it’s one plus one…

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Prolonging Your Healthy Years: An Interview With Aric Rogers, Ph.D.

Aric Rogers, Ph.D., assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, discusses how factors such as genetic variations and environmental conditions can influence lifespan in an interview that originally appeared in the online publication, Regenerative Medicine Network.

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COBRE Program Garners Accolades from the National Institutes of Health

The role of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s COBRE program in building successful scientific careers for junior researchers and enabling major new research endeavors was recently commended by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in a request for funding to the U.S. Congress.

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