Welcome to the Dong Lab!

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The Dong Lab is part of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism and Medical Discovery Team on Aging at the University of Minnesota. 

The general interest of the Dong Laboratory is discovering causal mechanisms of human aging. Currently, we focus on testing the mutation theory of aging: if accumulation of DNA mutations in normal somatic cells is a causal mechanism to age-related functional decline. We approach this by developing and applying state-of-the-art single-cell multi-omics technologies and machine learning algorithms.


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Our research lab is housed in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Building on the Twin Cities Campus. 

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