Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Daniel Promislow

Professor, Department of Patholoy and Department of Biology
University of Washington
Tel: 206-616-6994

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Demographic Measurements and Methods
  • Health of People and Populations

In the News:

Daniel Promislow’s lab focuses on the biology of aging, using theoretical, computational, experimental and comparative approaches. While this focus has led him to study a diverse set of questions, the key demographic traits of age-specific mortality and reproduction play a central role in all of this work. The Promislow group is interested in how evolution shapes and is shaped by these demographic parameters. His lab uses the fruit fly as a model system, though they also have ongoing projects on aging in companion dogs and marmosets. Current fly projects include, among others, work on the relationship between aging and mating, comparative studies of aging and stress resistance in the genus Drosophila, and the integration of demographic and of systems biology (‘-omic’) approaches in the study of aging. Promislow is also Director of the Canine Longevity Consortium, an NIH-funded group interested in understanding the demography of aging in companion dogs.