Therapies & aging
We can test new therapies in human organoids-on-chips as well as transplant technologies. Specific alleles can be introduced via CRISPR to establish causality. Similar methods used for epi-genetic reprogramming to establish these organoids can be used to reset human cells and tissues to youthful properties and stages. Additional information about survival past 110 years is sought in the genomes of supercentenarians. Resources:
* Human Aging, AnAge, GenAge
* Supercentenarian Research Study
* SENS Research Foundation
* Telome Relevant Church Lab Publications:
2014 Modeling a mitochondrial cardiomyopathy and its correction using iPSC and heart-on-chip technologies. Submitted.
2014 Early transcriptional changes in Neurogenin-induced human stem cell derived neurons. Submitted.
2012 Reading and writing omes MSB.
2011 RNA sequencing reveals differential expression of mitochondrial and oxidation reduction genes in the long-lived naked mole-rat when compared to mice. PLoS One.
2009 Meta-analysis of age-related gene expression profiles identifies common signatures of aging. Bioinformatics.
2009 Human Ageing Genomic Resources: online databases and tools for biogerontologists. Aging Cell.
2007 Analyses of human-chimpanzee orthologous gene pairs to explore evolutionary hypotheses of aging. Mech Ageing Dev.
2007 An analysis of the relation between metabolism, developmental schedules, and longevity using phylogenetic independent contrasts. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.