The Passos Lab aims to understand basic mechanisms underlying the Ageing process. We are investigating the role of telomeres, mitochondria and cellular senescence in the time-dependent deterioration observed during ageing.
We are based at the unique Campus for Ageing and Vitality and part of the mechanims of ageing theme at the world renowned Newcastle University Institute for Ageing. In 2014, the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing was established to integrate all of Newcastle University’s research on ageing to form one powerful centre for all ageing related activity. NUIA is becoming one of the largest and most powerful institutions in basic and translational ageing research worldwide.
Within our campus we have access to state-of-the-art for research on basic mechanisms of ageing including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and live-cell imaging, animal facilities with expertise in maintaining ageing mouse colonies.