We are using a diverse set of biological and genetic techniques to better understand longevity, aging, and the onset of age-associated diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Our studies are conducted in mice, which are exceptional models because they share a high degree of genetic similarity with humans, exhibit short life spans, and enable investigators to efficiently control environmental factors - among them is diet. The long-term goals of our research are to enhance knowledge of aging as a biological process and to develop novel interventions that promote healthy longevity.

Recent Awards

Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grant, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2017, Emily Owen and Shriya Bhatnagar (Mentor: Rob Pazdro)

June and Bill Flatt Nutrition Excellence Graduate Fellowship, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2017, Rebecca Gould

Ruth Rowan Morrison Graduate Endowment in Nutrition Studies and Anne and Earl Haltiwanger Scholarship, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2017, Rebecca Gould

Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2015, Rob Pazdro

University of Georgia Amazing Student, 2016, Whitney Okie (Mentor: Rob Pazdro)

Participant, ASN Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition at Experimental Biology, 2016, Katie Norris

University of Georgia Scholars of Excellence Assistantship, 2015, Yang Zhou

Ruth Rowan Morrison Scholarship, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2015, Katie Norris

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Meet the Staff

Name Job Title / Department Contact
Robert Pazdro

Robert Pazdro

Assistant Professor

Foods and Nutrition

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Robert Pazdro is an Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences Program Director and Undergraduate Coordinator

302 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-7504

Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Lizabeth Gould

PhD/DI Student

Foods and Nutrition

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

302 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
443-812-8492