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Prof Dame Linda Partridge

Prof Dame Linda Partridge

Professorial Research Fellow

Genetics, Evolution & Environment

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
1st May 2014

Research summary

The aim of our research is to discover genes and mechanisms that determine the rate of ageing. We collaborate with other laboratories to determine if these processes show evolutionary conservation, most of our work is conducted with the fruit fly Drosophila and through comparison with C. elegans and then with the mouse. Our work focuses particularly on the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway, dietary restriction and resistance to stress. We are interested also in the physiological mechanisms that force organisms to make trade-offs, such as that between high nutrient intake and high reproductive rate, on one hand, and slow ageing on the other.

Education

University of Oxford
DPhil, Zoology | 1974
University of Oxford
BA, Zoology | 1971
Publications