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Biology Colloquia Series: Drs. Leonid and Natalia Gavrilov

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

102 West Village G 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

"Maternal Age, Fertility and Longevity"

We test biological hypotheses linking ovarian aging with offspring quality and longevity, as well as the prediction of evolutionary theories of aging (disposable soma theory) that human longevity comes with the price of infertility.  We found that the odds of exceptional longevity decrease dramatically with maternal age.  We also found that there is no trade-off between longevity and fertility in humans.


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COS, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Science, COE, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnology

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