Physiology of aging and reproduction in invertebrates

 

Our team studies the regulation of lifespan, or aging. Reduced reproduction and reduced feeding extend lifespan in many organisms. The physiological mechanisms underlying life-extension by reduced reproduction are poorly understood, while the mechanisms underlying reduced feeding are clearer but still an active area of study. Grasshoppers have proven to be an excellent model system for studying the organismal physiology underlying longevity. 

 

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Dr. Hatle works with undergraduate research student, Jillian Eisenhauer, in his lab.  


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