The Fourth Summit: Geroscience for the Next Generation

Alessandro Bartolomucci, PhD

Alessandro Bartolomucci, PhD, is Professor and Ancel Keys Biomedical Scholar in Physiology and Metabolism, at the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota Medical School and Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma. Dr Bartolomucci is also one of the leaders of a NIA supported R24 Research Network on Animal models for the social determinants of health and aging. His laboratory is primarily interested in metabolic physiology, stress physiology and animal models of social determinants of health and aging, using a geroscience perspective. His lab was the first to conduct a randomized study on lifelong social stress exposure in mice, demonstrating the negative impact of social stress on multimorbidities and decreased life expectancy. The research in his lab is now focused on the identification of biological and social factors responsible for stress-induced acceleration of biological aging, including several pillars/hallmarks of aging such as cellular senescence, and how to increase individual resilience, improve healthspan and prevent lifespan shortening.