Welcome to the Biology of Aging at the University of Washington, home of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant. The University of Washington is a major center for research in Gerontology, and these programs help to enrich the infrastructure for this work. Please select one of the topics at the left for further information or select one of the links below. Thank you for visiting our site.
Applications now being accepted for Post-Doctoral Trainee Position on the Genetic Aproches to Aging Training Grant
We currently have one Post-doctoral slot open for a 9-month appointment on the Genetic Aproches to Aging Training Grant. Applications for the slot will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We encourage applicants to make their submissions as soon as possible. Please see Training Grant Application Procedures for instructions.
Symposium Registration Now Open: Healthy Aging in People & Their Pets
October 28-29, 2014 Hotel Deca, Seattle
For millions of people, pets are considered part of the family. Unfortunately, companion animals such as dogs and cats age rapidly and have relatively short life expectancies. Research in the biology of aging has made tremendous strides over the past several years, with a few interventions having been found capable of slowing aging and extending healthy lifespan by 20-40% in small mammals such as mice and rats. These same interventions may be able to provide dogs and cats with three to five or more years of additional healthy, youthful life.
This symposium will bring together experts in canine health with experts in the biology of aging to share their latest research discoveries and discuss how to best understand and tackle aging in companion animals. Our primary goal is to accelerate translation of this science to promote healthy longevity not just in people, but also in our pets.
Genetic Approaches to Aging Fall Trainee Research Presentations
Age is the single greatest risk factor for nearly every major cause of death and disability in developed nations, and promoting healthy aging is the most effective form of preventative medicine. Yet, we typically don’t think about aging as a risk factor that can be modified. Research into the biology of aging is about to change that.
Trainees on the Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant utilize modern molecular and genetic approaches to investigate the underlying mechanisms of aging in order to help develop interventions that slow the aging process. Come hear about the latest research in this fall’s Trainee Research Presentation Series