Basic Biology of Aging at the University of Washington


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. 

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. ​

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Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)
Werner's Syndrome
Canine Longevity Consortium
Rabinovitch Lab
Kaeberlein Lab
Promislow Lab
Department of Pathology
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