Clinical and Research Background
Dr. Promislow is interested in genetic variation in patterns of aging in natural populations, with ongoing work in fruit flies, dogs, and humans. He began his work on aging using comparative phylogenetic analysis, and now uses a variety of approaches, from mathematical modeling and statistical analysis of high-throughput datasets, to demography and epidemiology, to experimental quantitative genetics.
His lab has been supported by grants from NIH, NSF, the Ellison Medical Foundation, the American Federation for Aging Research, and the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation. Current research projects include metabolomic profiling to identify causal pathways associated with natural variation in aging and age-related disease, the use of the fruit fly as a model for neurodegenerative disease, and the Dog Aging Project, of which Dr. Promislow is Co-Director and Principal Investigator.
The Dog Aging Project is an NIH-funded nationwide long-term study of pet dogs. The Dog Aging Project seeks to identify the biological and environmental determinants of healthy aging in dogs and to identify ways to increase a healthy lifespan.
Aging, Evolutionary Genetics, Systems Biology, Mating Behavior, Drosophila, Companion Dogs
Academic and Medical Appointments
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2013-Present
Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2014-Present
Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2006-2013
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2000-2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1995-2000
Education and Training
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 1993-1994
NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1991-1993
CNRS Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France, 1990-1991
Oxford University, Department of Zoology, Ph.D., 1990
University of Chicago, A.B., 1986