I'm an Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Physiology at Northwestern College, Iowa. I research ageing, in particular, the ageing of the short-lived fish, Nothobranchius furzeri. My current research goal is to profile changes in expression of proteins known to be involved in mammalian ageing of the brain in these fish. To do this I need your help!
I hold a M.Sc. in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology. One of my papers, Resveratrol prolongs lifespan and retards the onset of age-related markers in a short-lived vertebrate, has been cited over 500 times and my first paper on Nothobranchius aging (Annual fishes of the genus Nothobranchius as a model system for aging research) has been cited 78 times. My recent, 2014 paper (Resveratrol extends lifespan and preserves glia but not neurons of the Nothobranchius guentheri optic tectum), has been cited 7 times so far. I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and now reside in Orange City, Iowa where I lecture Anatomy and Physiology to nursing students as my job and research for fun.
Protein expression profiling work began in 2013 as part of Post Doc and then ground to a halt when I took up my teaching post. I was also doing research on NT-020 and other lifespan extending compounds and am eager to get back to this research.