Understanding aging - from an African Killifish perspective
What can the African Killifish Nothobranchius furzeri do in helping us understand why, how, and when we are aging?
Aging is a mysterious biological process that we still know very little about. As an ideal model animal, the African Killifish Nothobranchius furzeri (Nfur) is the shortest lived vertebrate which can be bred in facility, with an average lifespan of only 5 months. For November’s talk, Chi-Kuo Hu will speak about his research in using Nfur to study aging and how it could help us understand some fundamental questions surrounding life itself, such as: can aging be stopped or reversed?
Chi-Kuo Hu is a cell biologist with broad interests in various biological phenomena. Growing up in Taiwan, he relocated to the bay area for his postdoctoral research at Stanford University in 2010. Please join us this November 7th for a great talk about an intriguing topic.