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 include some of the world's leading scientists in the aging and longevity research community.

Course Topics:

 Comparative and evolutionary biology

 Endocrinology

 Stem Cells

 Cell senescence and inflammation

 Model invertebrate organisms

 Mouse models of enhanced longevity

 Proteostasis

 Neurodegeneration and brain aging

 Mitochondria and oxidative stress

 Translational research in aging

Application Deadline: March 1st, 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 inquires to Ellen Cravens.