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Susan Broughton supervises 4 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

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Dr Susan Broughton

Lecturer

Furness Building

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YG

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593710

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Research overview

Dr Broughton's research interests lie in the mechanisms of ageing, particularly the relationship between lifespan and healthspan, using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model organism.

She has a particular interest in the role of the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway and diet in modulating lifespan and age-related functional and cognitive decline using behavioural and anatomical measures of brain ageing.

PhD supervision

The role in insulin/IGF-like signalling in brain ageing in Drosophila melanogaster

Profile

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences from Leicester University (1987)

PhD from New York University (2002)

Personal Introduction

My research interests lie in the mechanisms of ageing using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model organism. I have a particular interest in the role of the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway in modulating lifespan and age-related functional decline.

Current Teaching

 

BIOL 113 Genetics

BIOL 332 Neurobiology

BIOL 364 Ageing

 

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