Valenzano Research Group

Evolutionary Biology / Microbiome-Host Interactions in Aging

The Valenzano lab investigates the evolutionary and ecological causes responsible for the vast diversity of aging rates and lifespans across species in nature. 

We promote around the world the access of African killifish as a laboratory model by training labs for killifish husbandry, developing and sharing husbandry protocols, sharing laboratory and wild-derived killifish strains and resources for this species.

We promote a curiosity-driven, inclusive and open lab culture, supporting a diverse and dynamic research environment. We share our code, data and results.  

We strive to generate valuable scientific knowledge, tools and resources that can be accessed, replicated and used broadly by other members of the scientific community and of the society.


Dario Riccardo Valenzano
Group Leader
+49 3641 65-6280

Nicole Wolf
+49 3641 65-6401

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