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Grantees in the News: Smithsonian Magazine spotlights Kaeberlian and Promislow’s Dog Aging Project

Sep 1
2016

Grantees in the News: Smithsonian Magazine spotlights Kaeberlian and Promislow’s Dog Aging Project View MoreBACK

On August 30th,  Smithsonian Magazine spotlighted the Dog Aging Project, spearheaded by  two-time AFAR grantee Daniel Promislow, Ph.D., and two-time grantee Matt Kaeberlain, Ph.D., at the University of Washington.

The Dog Aging Project is a national study that will allow researchers to study the aging process of dogs outside of a laboratory setting.  This article explains how Dr. Promislow used the observation of the abnormally short lifespan of large breads of dogs sparked his interest in this topic. The project is currently being reviewed for a grant that would allow them to conduct an enormous longitudinal study on dog aging involving some 10,000 dogs from across the country.

• Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D. - University of Washington Medicine Professor, Department of Pathology, Co-director, University of Washington Medicine Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging; Director, Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute; President, American Aging Association; Recipient, 2006 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty and 2007 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award.

• Daniel Promislow, Ph.D. - University of Washington Medicine Professor, Department of Pathology; Director, Canine Longevity Consortium; Recipient, 1996 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty and 2010 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award.

On May 16th, AFAR co-hosted two events on The Dog Aging Project with the University of Washington Medicine. Learn more here.





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