Justin Crane

Justin Crane

Assistant Professor


  • Mechanisms Of Aging And Disease, Skin And Connective Tissue Repair

About Justin Crane

Organ function declines over the lifespan because tissues fail to properly repair cellular damage. The Crane lab seeks to understand fundamental aspects of aging such as DNA damage, bioenergetic defects and immunity in order to restore tissue repair. We focus on epithelial and connective tissues to investigate fibrotic scarring, wound healing and inflammatory injury in transgenic mouse and in vitro models. The overall goal of this work is to develop therapies that mitigate aging and associated diseases and to promote function and independence in our elderly population.


Mailing Address:

134 MU (Mugar Life Sciences Building), Boston, MA 02115
Institutes, Labs & Research Centers
Chemical Imaging of Living Systems Institute
Chemistry and Chemical Biology

The Institute develops imaging tools to highlight chemical processes – enabling clinicians to better diagnose and treat disease.

Crane Lab

The Crane Lab investigates why cells deteriorate with aging and other diseases with a focus on cell metabolism.


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