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Iman Al-Naggar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
UConn Center on Aging
Academic Office Location:
Center on Aging
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-4639

UConn Center on Aging

Department of Cell Biology

My research interests are twofold: First, develop sensitive and specific urinary biomarkers of aging and aging-related diseases that correlate well with function, help direct choice of therapy and predict responders from non-responders to geroscience-guided therapies. I am especially interested in targeting aging syndromes that greatly affect quality of life in older adults such as frailty and voiding dysfunction. Second, carry out translational studies to test geroscience-guided therapies, especially in the context of urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction. My research in biomarker discovery, optimization and testing in clinical trials will help define pathways involved in different aging patient populations to allow more precise disease targeting, resulting in better outcomes for older adults.  

Ph.D.University of FloridaBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
B.Sc.Kuwait University, Faculty of SciencesMolecular Biology

Post-Graduate Training
PostdoctoralUConn School of MedicineFellowship; Center on Aging, Geroscience and Urinary Dysfunction, Mentors: George A. Kuchel and Phillip P. Smith
CertificateNIH/National Institute on AgingButler-Williams Scholars Program

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Early Career Investigator Workshop Travel AwardAmerican Urological Association

Journal Articles