I have a background in statistical genetics, with a Ph.D. degree (epigenetic aging and telomere biology) from Folkehelseinstituttet & the University of Oslo and a Master degree in statistics from the the University of Oslo.
The research interest of mine has lain in biological aging of young adults. Studies have well documented the mere impact of aging on reproductive or physical capacity but have scarcely highlighted the interpersonal difference in biological aging in peer groups and its impact on long term medical conditions. This is due to the absence of a reliable and replicable biomarker of aging. To address this, several epigenetic aging clocks, designed to quantify biological age, were developed and linked to various elderly diseases. In this context, I shifted the focus to young adults in their reproductive years and studied the association between epigenetic age and infertility [PMID: 35771672]. I found that only one epigenetic clock was associated with infertility, indicating that biological aging might consist of multiple aspects.