D. Alex Kramer

D. Alex Kramer


Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


MS, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
BS, Biology
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Lab Association

Randy Strong, Ph.D. and Al Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.

Hobbies and Interests

Following politics and world events, hiking, camping and playing tennis


Using both C. elegans and mice, I am studying the evolutionarily conserved mechanisms through which acarbose, a diabetes drug, extends lifespan.

• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

Medical School 20th Anniversary Scholarship - UTHSCSA - 2015

Harry F. Adler MD/PhD Scholars Award - UTHSCSA - 2014

• Appointments, Boards, Committees and Memberships •

American Heart Association - 2015 to Present

American Medical Association (AMA) - 2013 to Present

• Books and Publications •

Rodriguez, KA., Valentine, JM., Kramer, DA., Gelfond, JA., Kristan, DM., Nevo, E. and Buffenstein, R. (2016) Determinants of rodent longevity in the chaperone-protein degradation network. Cell Stress Chaperones. May;21(3):453-66. doi: 10.1007/s12192-016-0672-x. Epub 2016 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 26894765; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4837185

• Lectures, Posters and Presentations •

American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Conference (AHA BCVS) - New Orleans, LA. - 2015
Enhanced cardiac proteasome function in the naked mole-rat, the longest lived (Poster)

University of Michigan and Wayne State University combined Physiology Research Symposium - Detroit, MI. - 2012
The function and regulation of sams-1 in the C. elegans response to dietary restriction (Poster)