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Kyung-Jin Min

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Box G-W
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel. 401-863-2885

Research Interests

  • Metabolic analysis of aging by stable isotope spectrometry
  • Nutritional regulation of aging
  • Neuroendocrine regulation of aging


Ph.D., Zoology, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
Thesis title: "Neuroendocrine regulation of migration and reproduction in the grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes"
M.Sc., Zoology, Korea University, 1998
B.Sc., Biology, Korea University, 1995

Recent Publications

Min, K.J., Flatt, T., Kulaots, I., Tatar, M. Counting Calories in Drosophila Dietary Restriction. Experimental Gerontology. In press.
Min, K.J., Horgan, M., Tatar, M., and O’Brien, D.M. 2006. Resource allocation to reproduction and soma in Drosophila: stable isotope analysis of carbon from dietary sugar. Journal of Insect Physiology. 763-770. PDF
Min, K.J. and Tatar, M. 2006. Restriction of amino acids extends lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 643-646. PDF
Min, K.J. and Tatar, M. 2006. Drosophila diet restriction in practice: Do flies consume fewer nutrients? Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 93-96. PDF
Taub-Montemayor, T.E., Min, K.J. and Rankin, M.A. 2005. JH III production, titers and degradation in relation to reproduction in male and female Anthonomus grandis. Journal of Insect Physiology. 51. 427-434. PDF
Min, K.J., Jones, N.D., Borst, D.W. and Rankin, M.A. 2004. Increased Juvenile hormone levels after long flight in the grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes. Journal of Insect Physiology. 50. 531-537.PDF
Min, K.J., Taub-Montemayor, T.E., Linse, K.D., Kent, J.K. and Rankin, M.A. 2004. Relationship of adipokinetic hormone I and II to migratory flight propensity in the grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes. Archieves of Insect Biochemstry and Physiology. 55. 33-42.PDF