Welcome to the Titov Lab website. Our laboratory is based in the Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology, and the Center for Computational Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.
The long-term goal of our laboratory is to uncover the molecular mechanism(s) driving the effect of nutrition on aging and age-associated diseases. We are interested in the following broad questions: How does diet extend lifespan and delay onset of age-associated diseases? How can we develop mathematical models of metabolism that will accurately predict experimental results? How can we predict the diet that will increase the lifespan of an individual animal?
In order to tackle these questions we are using a combination of molecular biology, mathematical modeling, custom instrumentation and novel tool development to study nutrition, metabolism and aging in cell culture and model organisms.