Amy Non

2017 Hellman Fellow

m1yip@ucsd.edu

Assistant Professor, Anthropology
UC San Diego

Project Title: Are children of Hispanic immigrants aging faster than expected? An epigenetic analysis of stress and aging.

Project Summary:
Epigenetics is the study of chemical changes to DNA that can mediate environment-gene interactions. A new measure of epigenetic age indicates if one is aging faster than one’s chronological age. This study will examine how exposure to psychosocial stressors influences the rate of epigenetic aging in children of Mexican immigrants.