Centre for Healthy Aging

Lab focus

The Centre for Healthy Aging lab helmed by Prof Brian Kennedy lab uses multiple animals models combined with human studies to understand the mechanisms driving biological aging and to develop interventions designed to extend healthspan and lifespan. In NUS, the Kennedy lab focus elucidating the effects of diets and metabolism on fundamental aging mechanism developing cutting edge anti aging interventions. We believe that by developing interventions that slow aging, it will be possible to extend human healthspan, delaying the onset of multiple chronic diseases and maintaining healthy function later in life. Prevention is better than cure.

The current lab member consist of an international brilliant and industrious researcher including a senior post doc, Dr Wang Jigang, and 4 post doc, Dr Guan Shou Ping, Dr Daniel Teh and Dr Gajendra Kumar Azad. Dr Wang focus on identifying novel target of anti aging drugs while Dr Guan and Dr Azad focus on delineating the effects of diets on the aging. Dr Daniel Teh work focus on creating novel intervention on aging.

The have Sapphire Biomolecular Imager that is next generation laser scanning system Photon multiplier tube (PMT) for fluorescence and phosphor imaging, avalanche photodiodies (APD) for near-infrared imaging and a CCD sensor for chemiluminescent and visible imaging, fully motorised LED microscopes for high fidelity live cell imaging, and veterinary hematology analyser which can give a full blood profile of various animal.

To enquire more about Centre for Healthy Aging, please contact Prof Brian Kennedy at bchbkk@nus.edu.sg