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Donald Ingram

Designation : Adjunct Professor
University/Organisation : Louisiana State University
Qualification : Ph.D
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Dr. Donald K. Ingram is currently remains at PBRC as Adjunct Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, USA.  Prior to this position he served as Chief of the Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Baltimore, Maryland.  He received his B.A. in psychology and his doctorate in psychology and gerontology from the University ofGeorgia (UGA) by a NIH-sponsored Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Jackson Laboratory, Maine, before joining the NIA in 1980. He was also appointed as Professor (part-time) within the Geriatrics Section, Department of Internal Medicine, LSU Health Science Center, New Orleans. He served as the Associate Director of the Animal Phenotyping Core for the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at PBRC. With over 400 scientific publications to his credit, Dr. Ingram has conducted pioneering research focused on nutritional and pharmacological interventions designed to attenuate aging, age-related disease, and functional decline. As a major research area, his lab investigated the development of calorie restriction mimetics. The objective is to identify compounds that mimic effects of calorie restriction by targeting metabolic and stress response pathways affected, but without actually restricting caloric intake.