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Andrew Kane

Graduate Student


Project Title: Changes in stress responses during aging in S. cerevisiae

I am interested in studying the mechanisms that lead to aging. Changes in gene expression, protein homeostasis, and much more have been observed as cells age. These changes eventually lead to cellular deterioration and ultimately, death.  One hypothesis is that as organisms grow older, they lose their ability to properly tolerate stress, leading to the collapse of homeostasis. In my thesis, I hope to uncover the changes that stress responses undergo during aging and the mechanisms behind them.