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Alva Sainz

ExPath Graduate Student, Experimental Pathology Graduate Program

Aging is associated with chronic inflammation that contributes to the development and progression of age-related pathologies. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has recently been identified as a pathogenic signal that is able to activate several pro-inflammatory signaling pathways. My work involves investigating the contribution of mtDNA signaling to the aging process and understanding how this signaling is regulated.

Mentor Gerald Shadel, PhD