The Fourth Summit: Geroscience for the Next Generation

Albert Higgins-Chen, MD, PhD

Albert Higgins-Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Pathology at Yale University. During his MD/PhD training at the University of Michigan, he worked with C. elegans identifying genes regulating aging and longevity. During his clinical psychiatry residency training at Yale University, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Morgan Levine as a postdoctoral fellow. During that time, he studied how aging biomarkers may be altered by mental health and treatment. He also developed a method to train aging biomarkers with high test-retest reliability. His laboratory is developing new methods for constructing aging biomarkers that 1) are useful specifically for longitudinal and intervention studies and 2) complement clinical knowledge and data.