Dr. Nicole Templeman, a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Cell Biology, is an assistant professor in the Biology Department at the University of Victoria. Her overall research aim is to better understand how to delay and slow the progression of age-related deterioration. Aging is characterized by cellular deterioration that underlies a myriad of changes, and old age is the greatest risk factor for many diseases. Templeman first became interested in aging biology through her PhD research at the University of British Columbia, where she studied how insulin levels affect metabolic health and lifespan in mice. During her postdoctoral research fellowship at Princeton University, she focused on signalling pathways that control age-related reproductive decline. Templeman’s lab at the University of Victoria studies regulatory mechanisms that are involved in coordinating metabolism, reproduction, and longevity.
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