Mark Holbrook ,
PhD

Biology

Aging Related Research:
My past thesis research was studying the effects of antibiotics upon the aging of yeast. Low does of erythromycin an antibiotic that reduces the error rate of protein synthesis in bacteria (and likely in the mitochondria) increased the lifespan of our yeast strain by 25% and reduced the spontaneous rate of the appearance of petites. I currently do not do research but teach the Biology of Aging course for The Aging Studies Program.

Categories: 
Biology of Aging
Aging in Society, Humanities & Public Policy