Dr Susan Broughton

Senior Lecturer in Biogerontology

Research Overview

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.