Sexual interactions induce early death in nematodes: strategies and counter-strategies
From Jeff Layne
Department of Genetics
Dr. Lauren Booth is interested in aging and the variables that influence how an organism ages. She prefaces the presentation by stating what the science community already knows: aging and lifespan is directly influenced by genetics and environment. Her next step in understanding aging was conducting research regarding an organism’s social environment also influences its lifespan and aging process. Sexual interactions are a vital part of an organism’s life and have a profound impact on the aging process. The research was done on nematodes.
Recorded: November 1, 2019