Dr Susan BroughtonLecturer
Dr Broughton's research interests lie in the mechanisms of ageing, particularly the relationship between lifespan and healthspan, using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model organism.
She has a particular interest in the role of the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway and diet in modulating lifespan and age-related functional and cognitive decline using behavioural and anatomical measures of brain ageing.
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences from Leicester University (1987)
PhD from New York University (2002)
My research interests lie in the mechanisms of ageing using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model organism. I have a particular interest in the role of the insulin/IGF-like signalling pathway in modulating lifespan and age-related functional decline.
BIOL 113 Genetics
BIOL 311 Genetics
BIOL 332 Neurobiology
BIOL 364 Ageing
PhD Supervision Interests
The role in insulin/IGF-like signalling in brain ageing in Drosophila melanogaster
Investigating the Biological Mechanisms of Brain Ageing
01/11/2019 → 31/10/2021
Biology of Ageing - Sir John Fisher Foundation Studentship (Year 3)
01/10/2018 → 30/09/2019