Assistant Principal Investigator
Research Group: Aging Biology Intervention Research
Dr. Mohammad Alfatah earned a Master's degree in Biotechnology from Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. He was the recipient of fellowships from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to support his research endeavors. Subsequently, he pursued a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh and earned his PhD degree in Biological Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
In 2015, he joined the A*STAR Bioinformatics Institute (BII) as a postdoctoral research fellow. He has been recognized for his contributions with the Career Development Award (CDA) from A*STAR in 2020, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award (HLCA) in 2021, and the Young Individual Research Grant (YIRG) from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) of Singapore in 2023. Since April 2021, Dr. Alfatah has been leading his research group at BII.
Alfatah Lab is dedicated to advancing our understanding of aging biology and uncovering groundbreaking anti-aging solutions through rigorous research. Aging represents a primary risk factor for a multitude of human pathologies, including cancer, neurodegeneration, cardiovascular disease, and more, making it the central focus of their work. The lab achieves this through the screening of small molecules, natural products, and the repurposing of FDA-approved drugs, employing state-of-the-art high-throughput screening techniques, chemical genetics, cellular metabolism studies, and bioinformatics. These efforts are aimed at identifying target genes, proteins, and biological processes involved in the aging process. Their ultimate objective is to develop anti-aging compounds for use in pharmaceutical ingredients and dietary supplements, with the overarching goal of postponing the aging process and extending the period of healthy aging, often referred to as healthspan.
| Research Officer
| ZHANG Yizhong
| Scientist (Collaborator)
| NAAZ Arshia