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Yih Woei Fridell
Title: Health Scientist Administrator
Office(s): Division of Aging Biology (DAB)
Phone Number: 301-496-7847
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Yih-Woei Fridell, Ph.D., joined the Cell Biology Branch in the Division of Aging Biology in 2015 as a program officer managing a research portfolio focused on metabolism, mitochondrial biology and physiology, redox signaling and dietary interventions in the context of aging and healthspan. Previously, in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Yih-Woei had conducted independent research funded by NIA and NINDS. Yih-Woei received her doctorate from the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and post-doctoral training at both UNC and the National Cancer Institute.

Research Interests/Portfolio

Metabolic Regulation Program

  • Effects of age on nutrition/metabolism
  • Metabolic syndrome and its sequelae
  • Metabolic hormone action in aging
  • Age-related changes in mitochondrial function
  • Mechanism of lifespan extension by caloric restriction
  • Generation of free radicals and oxidative stress
  • Molecular aspects of the stress response

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