Seminar: Dr. Stanislava Chtarbanova-Rudloff – As time flies by: studying the impact of aging on Drosophila antiviral defenses

Math and Science Education Building 1001

Abstract: Research in the Chtarbanova lab focuses on studying the changes in innate immune activation and function in the aging organism and how they relate to disease. We employ genetic, genomic and molecular approaches to understand how the process of aging shapes host-virus interactions, including immune defenses, and how older organisms survive infection. Indeed, viral infections are an important burden among the elderly and are often associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Importantly, with the increasing number of older individuals [...]