Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Daniel Promislow Quoted in NYT Article on Dog Aging

Posted: 11/16/2020 (CSDE in the News and CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Daniel Promislow is quoted in a New York Times article titled “Old Dogs, New Research and the Secrets of Aging.” Promislow explains how because dogs also suffer from similar ailments as humans, such as obesity, arthritis, hypothyroidism, and diabetes, they make a good animal to model human aging and mortality. Promislow co-directs the Dog Aging Project, which is following thousands of dogs over their lifetime to understand how genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging (anyone can nominate their dog). CSDE Research Scientist Matt Dunbar directs the Data and Analysis Core for this study and is responsible for designing and implementing the study’s data collection systems (surveys, biological samples, vet medical records, etc.), the study participant web portal, and Google Cloud Platform-based research data repository.