UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data shown on the profile page to:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/secure/research/post_award
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Dr Eugene Schuster
118B
Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 020 7679 2468
Fax: 020 7679 7096
Appointment
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Genetics, Evolution & Environment
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
Biography
Dr. Eugene Schuster is a MRC Career Development Fellow at UCL in the Institute of Healthy Ageing and G.E.E. Dept.  After a BSc at MIT, he started a PhD at KCL studying DNA methylation relating to Fragile-X Syndrome.  He then spent five years working at the European Bioinformatics Institute as part of the Functional Genomics of Ageing Consortium, working on conserved genes/pathways that regulate lifespan in worms, flies and mice.  He is currently heading a multi-disciplinary team (experimental and computational) that is attempting to develop high-throughput techniques to better understand how certain transcription factors regulate lifespan and influence RNA expression.
Research Themes
Research Summary
Recent ageing studies have revealed a very surprising finding:  Ageing can be regulated.  Even more surprising is that many of the classic signaling pathways that have been exhaustively studied for many years are involved in the regulation of ageing.  Down regulation of the insulin/IGF-1 signaling (IIS) pathway can result in long-lived worms, flies, mice and possibly humans.  Mutations in insulin/insulin-like ligand receptors disrupt a downstream phosphorylation cascade resulting in the nuclear localization of a foxO forhead transcription factor, gene expression changes in hundreds to thousands of genes and long –lived animals.  Our main focus is to understand the mechanisms of foxO gene regulation in long-lived worms and to determine the extent of conversation of these mechanism across a wide range of species.
Teaching Summary
Lectures on Functional Genomic and System Biology in Ageing Research in "Biology of Ageing" BIOL3017

Tutorial on Gene Regulatory Networks in "Analysis of Biological Complexity"

Academic Background
2004 PhD Doctor of Philosophy King's College London
1994 BSc Bachelor of Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Please report any queries concerning the data shown on this page to:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/helpdesk/helpdesk_web_form.php
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by