Zhixun Dou, PhD

Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
aging; autophagy; chromatin; epigenetics; immunology; metabolism Our laboratory is interested in the mechanisms of aging. Aging is a chronic process associated with deteriorating physiological functions and increased risk for multiple diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegeneration, and metabolic disorders.  Our goals are to understand the biology of aging and to develop new approaches to intervene in diseases of aging.  Research topics in the laboratory include autophagy, chromatin and epigenetics, immunology, and metabolism, in the broad scenarios of aging and cancer.
Dou Laboratory Publications
Center for Regenerative Medicine
Simches Building
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-2790