UW Medicine

Shabnam Salimi

Shabnam Salimi


Acting Instructor



Shabnam Salimi is a multidisciplinary scientist studying the mechanism of healthspan and lifespan. She uses clinical and laboratory tools to define multimorbidity as the rate of aging and functional decline. Her interests are ultimately determining clinically meaningful algorithms that measure the rate of aging, “omics” that track healthspan and lifespan, and how they respond to antiaging modalities. She has developed BodyClock in humans and PathoClock and PathoAge, PhysiocClock and PhysiocAge using pathology and physiology measures in mice models. She joined the Kaeberlein’s laboratory to expand on her work in the field of “Geroscience” and aging hallmarks to understand the role of biological aging in chronic diseases in human and animal models. Shabnam is interested in disentangling the biological mechanism of aging at the individual level using personalized medicine approaches to ultimately apply personalized prevention and treatment at individual and public health levels. Her goal is not only  to develop translatable biomarkers across humans and animals and their response to intervention modalities but expand on the understanding of their mechanistic roles in heterogeneous aging patterns in body organ systems.