Studying populations that exhibit resistance to age-related decline.

Learn more about the efforts of scientists within our institute and how they are studying these populations.

Featured Projects

Cellular Senescence in Swiss Amish

Douglas Vaughan, MD, studies a unique genetic variant in a Swiss Amish community in Adams County, Indiana. Vaughan's work has revealed that people with this variant live more than 10 percent longer and exhibit preserved cardiovascular flexibility, as well as protection from diabetes and lower fasting insulin levels.
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Emily Rogalski, ’07 PhD, studies a remarkable, heterogenous group of cognitively young octogenarians termed “SuperAgers.” These individuals have a high population of specialized brain cells called Von Economo neurons, which are theorized to be important for social interaction.
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High-Impact Publications

Recent Publications

View a list of recent publications from the Potocsnak Longevity Institute.

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