KGI Highlights: National Institutes of Health Supports Professor’s Research on Aging

Degenerative diseases and inflammatory disorders become more common with age, in people and animals alike. But Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Assistant Professor of Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics Kiana Aran is involved in research that aims to lessen these ill effects of aging.  

Aran and her collaborator, UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Bioengineering Irina Conboy, recently received a four-year, $1.55 million RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support this research, a project titled “To develop the next-generation blood-exchange devices in order to improve our understanding of how age-imposed and pathological changes in systemic milieu influence multi-tissue health and regeneration.”

Aran LabNIH, Aging