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Rochelle Buffenstein, PhD

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Rochelle Buffenstein, PhD

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Professor of Physiology
Department of Physiology
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Office: 210-562-5062
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Comparative biology of aging highlights those unusual species that are not only able to live considerably longer than expected on the basis of their body size but also maintain good health until very late in life. The Buffenstein lab exploits the exceptionally long-lived naked mole-rat as a novel animal model for sporadic Alzheimer's disease [AD]. Since this rodent, unlike laboratory mice, naturally has highly variable levels of beta amyloid in their brains , we examine various factors that may influence the plasticity of beta amyloid and tau brain levels. Specifically we look at the effects of age, time of day, and diet. We also plan to assess if these changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease may be attenuated through various interventions.

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