For more information concerning research involving killifish, visit Jean Huber's

This site is dedicated to my (Tyrone Genade) research only. My research involves the annual killifish Nothobranchius furzeri and the biology of its development and aging. This research is a spin-off a project started by Dr. Alessandro Cellerino at the Istituto di Neuroscienze del CNR, Pisa Italy and the Scuola Normale Superiore (also in Pisa Italy). Dr. Cellerino now continues his research in Jena Germany at the Leibniz Institute for Aging Research. Dr. Cellerino maintains a website through the Leibniz Institute as well as Nothobranchius furzeri Information Network. My research is an Investigation of neurodevelopment, degeneration and polyphenol induced neuroprotection in Nothobranchius furzeri (160 kb PDF).

Two other labs working with N. furzeri are those of Anne Brunet's Group at Stanford University where Dr. Dario Valenzano is studying the aging related gentics of N. furzeri; and Dr. Martin Reichard of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic who is studying the ecology of N. furzeri.

For more information I can be contacted at tgenade at gmail dot com.


You can contribute to killifish research by bidding on my auctions on (seller name: killiresearch). Research is currently promoted by Dr. Dirk Lang of the UCT Medical School Department of Human Biology, Division of Cell Biology and supported with funding from the NRF as well and an anonymous benefactor.


Genade, T.; Benedetti, M.; Roncaglia, P.; Cattaneo, A. & Cellerino. (2005) Annual fishes of the genus Nothobranchius as a model system for ageing research. Aging Cell 4:223-233.[PubMed]

Valenzano, D.R.; Terzibasi, E.; Genade, T.; Cattaneo, A.; Domenici, L. and Cellerino, A. (2006) Resveratrol prolongs lifespan and retards the onset of age-related markers in a short-lived vertebrate. Current Biology 16(3):296-300. [PubMed]

Genade, T. (2005) Laboratory manual for culturing N. furzeri. Nothobranchius furzeri information Network,

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