Sige Zou

Sige Zou

Sige Zou, PhD
National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology, USA


Dr. Sige Zou is an Investigator at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his B.S. in Genetics & Genetic Engineering from Fudan University, Shanghai, P. R. China, and Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, U.S.A. Dr. Zou completed his postdoctoral training in Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the NIA as an Investigator, he worked as a Senior Scientist in Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. The long-term research interests of Dr. Zou are to understand the mechanisms of aging and develop interventions that promote healthy aging using invertebrate and rodent models. He is particularly interested in understanding the interplay of genetic factors and aging interventions with environmental factors, including diet, in modulating healthspan and lifespan. Dr. Zou serves as a member of editorial board in several journals in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Research Interest

Molecular mechanisms of aging
Dietary restriction
Dietary macronutrient composition
Nutraceutical and pharmacological interventions for promoting healthy aging