How We Age
Instructors for this course:
Ronjon Nag, PhD
Adjunct Professor in Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine
Director, R42 Longevity Fund
We all age, but how do we age?
There are 79 organs in the human body and each of them age differently.
- Some parts of the human body visibly age like hair and skin, others are less visible like our kidneys, liver and heart.
- What is the trajectory of aging for each of these organs and how can the aging of these organs be measured quantitatively?
- We will go through parts of the human body and study the genetics and mechanisms of aging for each and discuss if there are preventative and interventional measures that can be undertaken.
- As part of this course students test an interventional measure on themselves.
Winter 2022 Papers
Blood Glucose, Exercise, and Aging
Lessons from Blue Zones: Aging Well, Starting Early
Assessing Intermittent Fasting as a Lifestyle Change
Alyssa Lyn Fortier
Vitamin D, Sunlight, and Longevity
The Aging Brain and Sleep