Basic Biology of Aging at the University of Washington

National Institute of Aging: Summer Training Course

24th Annual Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research

June 12-16, 2016

Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


The Summer Training Course provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging research for 20 research scientists. It is designed primarily for junior faculty and advanced fellows with at least two years postdoctoral experience in cell or molecular biology or a related field. Senior scientists who wish to learn about current aging research are also welcome to apply. Each day includes: i) overview lectures on pivotal topics in modern aging research; ii) workshops at which trainees present a research proposal, which will be critiqued by workshop faculty with aging expertise; iii) faculty research talks on selected topics. Faculty for the 2016 course include some of the world's leading scientists in the aging and longevity research community. NO COURSE FEE. Travel, accommodations at the Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center, and most meals will be covered by funds from the National Institute on Aging and the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.

Course Topics & Faculty:

 Comparative and evolutionary biology (Ann BroKowski)

 Endocrinology (Bill Sonntag)

 Stem Cells (Grigori Enikolopov)

 Cell senescence and inflammation (Jim Kirkland)

 Model invertebrate organisms (John Tower)

 Mouse models of enhanced longevity (Arlan Richardson)

 Proteostasis (Rodney Levine)

 Neurodegeneration and brain aging (Veronica Galvan)

 Mitochondria and oxidative stress (Holly Van Remmen)

 Translational research in aging (Jim Kirkland)

Application Deadline: March 27, 2016

Application Requirements:CV including publications and at least one letter of recommendation. The course provides expert feedback on your research plans, similar to that of a NIA study section. Therefore, please submit a grant proposal-like abstract and if desired, up to a one-page supplemental description of your research interests.

Email applications and inquires to Dr. Arlan Richardson: Arlan-richardson@ouhsc.edu.