Scott Pletcher, PhD

William H. Howell Collegiate Professor of Physiology
Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology

3021 BSRB
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200

(734) 647-9383

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Our laboratory combines genetic, biochemical, and behavioral techniques to understand the nature of aging-related disease. We use the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model system and focus on evolutionarily conserved molecular pathways. Currently, we are studying genes involved in linking neurosensory function, diet, and immune function with aging and aging-related disease. We also seek to harness technological advancements in computational analysis and robotics to improve the capabilities and efficiency of high-throughput lifespan measurements.


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1998

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