Patrick awarded Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award

EMFPatrick was awarded this grant from the EMF to study how complex genetics can influence the aging process in the small nematode C. elegans. In humans, lifespan is a heritable trait, meaning that differences in our genes influence how fast we age. The McGrath lab plans to identify new signaling pathways controlling aging by harnessing directed evolution to evolve multigenic changes to C. elegans lifespan. This grant provides $400,000 of support over 4 years.