Scott Pletcher

Scott Pletcher, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Disability Awareness Training, HHMI Gilliam Mentor
Research Interests:
Neural control of aging

Our goal is to identify and investigate genetic mechanisms that are likely to be important for aging and age-related disease in humans by focusing on equivalent, conserved processes in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Currently we are studying neuronally-expressed genes involved in linking diet, obesity, and immune function with aging and aging-related disease.