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. 

New Healthy Aging and Longervity Research Institute (HALo) Website Launched

As a world-wide leader in aging research, the University of Washington has launched the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, otherwise known as HALo, to support new research initiatives and encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration by aging researchers throughout the University.  Visit the new HALo 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.

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 

Visit our Partners:

Healthy Aging and Longervity Research Institute (HALo)
HALo Dog Aging Project
Canine Longevity Consortium
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)
Werner's Syndrome
Rabinovitch Lab
Kaeberlein Lab 
Promislow Lab
Department of Pathology
University of Washington