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Dan Eisenberg

Dan Eisenberg


Associate Professor of Anthropology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology

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Dr. Eisenberg is a biological anthropologist who studies how evolution has shaped human biology and aging. Dan’s research is primarily on telomere biology and has principally been in collaboration with population-based studies in non-western contexts such as the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey in the Philippines and the Tsimane’ Amazonian Panel Study in Bolivia. His telomere research particularly focuses on better understanding the fitness costs and benefits of long and short telomeres and intergenerational dynamics. Dan’s laboratory specializes in telomere length measurement and he has contributed multiple publications aimed at improving telomere length measurements and statistical analyses of telomeres. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington.