Basic Biology of Aging at the University of Washington

National Institute of Aging: Summer Training Course

June 24 - 29, 2017 in Seattle, WA


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 2017 course includes some of the world's leading scientists in the aging and longevity research community.

Course Topics:

 Comparative biology of aging

 Genetic Variation and Aging

 Stem Cells Invertebrate Models of Aging

 Dietary Restriction and Aging

 mTOR and Aging

 Stem Cell Aging

 Stress Signaling and Aging

 NRedox Theories of Aging & Cardiac Aging

 MHuman and Population Studies of Aging

 Connections Between Aging and Disease

Application Deadline: March 27th, 2017

Application Requirements: CV including publications and at least one letter of recommendation, an abstract plus a one-page R or K-type grant application Aims page (with specific aims), and up to a one-page description of your research interests and career goals. The course provides expert feedback on your research plans, similar to that of a NIA study section.

Email applications and inquiries to Dr. Arlan Richardson.