Cellerino Cooperation Group

Biology of Aging:
Aging in Fast Motion

The group of Alessandro Cellerino is a cooperation group between the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (in Pisa/Italy) and the FLI – located at Pisa, and associated at the FLI.

The main interest of Alessandro Cellerino’s group is to use the annual fish Nothobranchius furzeri to study the biology of aging. Research activity was performed in the framework of the "Jena Center for Systems Biology of Aging - JenAge". Within this framework, three main questions were addressed:

  • Which function do so-called microRNAs have for aging?
  • Which genes regulate the aging of neuronal stem cells?
  • Which impact does mild stress have on aging and lifespan?


Dr. Alessandro Cellerino

Alessandro Cellerino
Cooperation Group Leader
+49 3641 65-6241

Patricia Möckel
+49 3641 65-6240