Svetlana Ukraintseva
Associate Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute

Dr. Ukraintseva's research interests include understanding of the genetic and other causes of human aging and longevity, with emphasis on factors responsible for the aging-related decline in physiological resilience and the increase in mortality risk with age eventually limiting longevity. She explores complex relationships, including trade-offs, between physiological aging changes and risks of diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s and cancer) and death, using data from human studies with rich genetic and phenotypic  information (e.g., longitudinal measurements of multiple biomarkers) on thousands of individuals, allowing to get insights into the heterogeneity of aging and longevity and find new genetic targets for both anti-aging interventions and disease prevention. Dr. Ukraintseva is PI and Key Investigator on several NIH funded grants, and has more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, including in major journals such as Nature Reviews, Stroke, European Journal of Human Genetics, and other.

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