Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA

https://www.buckinstitute.org/lab/kennedy-lab/

The Kennedy lab uses multiple animal models combined with human studies to understand the mechanisms driving biological aging and to develop interventions designed to extend healthspan and lifespan. Murine disease models and stem cell culture studies are also employed to define the underlying links between aging and the onset of chronic conditions.

In yeast, large-scale genetic approaches are used to understand aging holistically in a single organism. In mammals, the lab focuses on validating conserved pathways identified using invertebrates and dissecting how those pathways interface in specific tissues with mechanisms driving aging. Finally, the lab works with drugs and small molecules that modulate aging, trying to understand their mechanisms of action and utility for human studies.

Please visit https://www.buckinstitute.org/lab/kennedy-lab/ for more information