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Welcome to the Burkewitz Lab

More people in the world are reaching ‘old age’ today than ever before in history, but this victory of public health is accompanied by an unfortunate side-effect: a new epidemic of chronic, age-associated diseases for which cures remain elusive.

We are interested in combating age-onset diseases like neurodegeneration, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes by understanding and targeting their common risk factor: the aging process itself.