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 decline in physical resilience with age that lead to the increase in mortality risk eventually limiting longevity. She uses data from large human studies containing genetic and phenotypic information on thousands of individuals, to explore the relationships (including trade-off-like) between physical senescence and vulnerability to diseases and death, and between different diseases (especially, Alzheimer’s and cancer), to get insights into the heterogeneity of 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 have 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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