Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance

Assistant Professor
Alejandro Ocampo

Department of Biomedical Sciences - UNIL

Aging represents the major risk factor for most human diseases and has been identified as one of the major challenges for modern societies. Aging can be defined as the progressive decline in the ability of a cell or an organism to resist damage, stress and disease. Unfortunately, despite decades of research, the process of aging remains poorly understood. Epigenetic dysregulation has recently emerged as potential driver of the aging process. In this line, we have demonstrated that epigenetic reprogramming can lead to the amelioration of age-associated phenotypes. Understanding the role of epigenetic dysregulation as driver of aging will allow the development of novel strategies based on epigenetic reprograming to prevent or revert the manifestation of aging and disease phenotypes.

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Epigenetics
  • Reprogramming
  • Small molecules

Contact

Alejandro Ocampo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences (DBS)

Faculty of Biology and Medicine

University of Lausanne

1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Phone: +41 21 692 5354

E-mail

Lab website

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3731-3647