Cell Biology Branch and Programs
The Cell Biology Branch focuses on the basic molecular mechanisms believed to underlie age-related dysfunction and deficit accumulation, with a focus on molecular studies, performed primarily in cell culture, model organisms, and humans. Research supported by this branch includes genetic, cell biological, and metabolic changes that affect the length and/or quality of life in human and animal models. All portfolios within the branch support research on biomarkers of aging. Multidisciplinary approaches and advanced technologies are encouraged to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the molecular determinants of aging and longevity across the full arc of biological systems — from molecules, genes, signal pathways, organelles to cells and organisms.
The Cell Biology Branch has a broad array of programs that support research on the basic molecular mechanisms believed to underlie age-related dysfunction. Explore details about each program below:
Max Guo, Ph.D.