• 5312 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1981 …2024
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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

MA in Psychobiology, Bowling Green State University

BA in Experimental Psychology, Muhlenberg College

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Projects 2009 2024

Research Output 1981 2019

  • 5312 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
  • 117 Article
  • 10 Review article
  • 2 Editorial
5 Citations (Scopus)

Cannabinoid-like effects of five novel carboxamide synthetic cannabinoids

Gatch, M. B. & Forster, M. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : NeuroToxicology. 70, p. 72-79 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Legislation

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
Energy Metabolism
Glycerolphosphate Dehydrogenase

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

Dietary Supplements
2 Citations (Scopus)

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