Robert Pazdro

Associate Professor
  • Postdoc, Genetics, The Jackson Laboratory 2013
  • Ph.D., Nutrition Science, Purdue University 2010
  • B.A., Sociology/Biology, Oakland University 2004

In the Lab

According to the CDC, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer account for seven of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. Advanced age is a common and significant risk factor for chronic diseases, and as the population rapidly ages in the coming decades, the prevalence of those diseases will continue to grow. Addressing an epidemic of this proportion will first require a better understanding of the biological mechanisms responsible for aging and the onset of chronic diseases. We are using a diverse set of laboratory techniques to discover genes and pathways related to aging, disease, and longevity. With that knowledge, we aim to identify promising molecular targets for drug development, and our long-term goal is to design and test novel interventions to prevent, delay, or even reverse age-related deterioration in the elderly. For more information, see the Mechanisms of Aging and Longevity Laboratory.

Research Interest

  • Aging biology
  • Antioxidant biochemistry
  • Circulating factors
  • Longevity
  • Oxidative stress
  • Systems genetics


  • Publications by Dr. Robert Pazdro may be found at PubMed.
  • For more information visit the Pazdro Lab.