Welcome our new Director, Dr. Rodney Guttmann!

Dr. Rodney Gutmmann, PhD

Dr. Rodney Guttmann is Professor and Director of the Center on Aging at the University of West Florida.

Dr. Guttmann earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Pharmacology. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania he joined the University of Kentucky where he studied Alzheimer’s disease at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. As a member of the Gerontology department at UK he was director of graduate studies and the graduate certificate in gerontology. He is a Pensacola native and graduate of Catholic High School.

Using novel molecular techniques, current studies in his lab focus on biomarker development for use in both clinical and research applications. In collaboration with other researchers, his lab also seeks to develop peptide-based drugs in the treatment of neuropathic pain, study the effects of increased oxidative stress on the activities of cysteine-dependent enzymes, and develop high-throughput assays for the study of age-related conditions and diseases.

For more information, contact the University of West Florida Center on Aging.

E-mail: coa@uwf.edu

Telephone: 850-474-3298

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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