The Wowbagger Project

The Wowbagger Project (The Jackson Laboratory)

Bar Harbor, ME

Team Name:

THE WOWBAGGER PROJECT (The Jackson Laboratory)

Team Leader Name:

Ron Korstanje


Assistant Professor


The Jackson Lab, a non-profit research institute



Team Leader Bio:

The research in my lab focuses on the genetics of aging and age-related kidney disease using primarily mice, but also includes the use of C. elegans, zebrafish, and human data. Identifying the genes that are involved in the disease process and understanding their role are important in improving healthy aging. This focus is the result of my work on the genetics of cardiovascular disease in rabbit and mouse during my graduate and postdoctoral training, my work on the genetics of chronic kidney disease in rats and mice while being an assistant professor at the University Medical Center Groningen and at The Jackson Laboratory, and my role as the leader of the Translational Core of the Jackson Laboratory’s Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging.