• 5421 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1981 …2024

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Area of Expertise

The goal of research in my lab is to understand the biology that makes us slow down and become more vulnerable to disease and injury as we grow older. We know that it is possible to combat aging biology because some people achieve advanced age in truly great condition. Studies of the habits and biology of such individuals during their lives are underway, but it may take several human lifetimes for them to be completed. Lower organisms grow old more rapidly and, like humans, show great differences among individuals in terms of how long they remain robust, and resist disease and injury. By studying lower organisms, my laboratory is focused on the promise that we can rapidly discover ways to combat deleterious aging conditions, study how they work, and design trials in humans. Understanding the biology of aging will help us treat all aging-related diseases (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, etc).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Psychobiology, Bowling Green State University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

MA in Psychobiology, Bowling Green State University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

BA in Experimental Psychology, Muhlenberg College

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Michael Forster is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 4 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


Research Output

  • 5421 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
  • 117 Article
  • 10 Review article
  • 2 Editorial

Cannabinoid-like effects of five novel carboxamide synthetic cannabinoids

Gatch, M. B. & Forster, M. J., Jan 2019, In : NeuroToxicology. 70, p. 72-79 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Metformin alters locomotor and cognitive function and brain metabolism in normoglycemic mice

    Li, W., Chaudhari, K., Shetty, R., Winters, A., Gao, X., Hu, Z., Ge, W. P., Sumien, N., Forster, M., Liu, R. & Yang, S. H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Aging and Disease. 10, 5, p. 949-963 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Supplementation with N-acetyl cysteine affects motor and cognitive function in young but not old mice

    Ikonne, U. S., Vann, P. H., Wong, J. M., Forster, M. J. & Sumien, N., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Nutrition. 149, 3, p. 463-470 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Aging health and R & D for healthy longevity must be included into the WHO work program

    Stambler, I., Jin, K., Lederman, S., Barzilai, N., Jay Olshansky, S., Omokaro, E., Barratt, J., Anisimov, V. N., Rattan, S., Yang, S., Forster, M. & Byles, J., 1 Apr 2018, In : Aging and Disease. 9, 2, p. 331-333 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    4 Scopus citations