Basic Biology of Aging at the University of Washington

Nathan Shock Center Cores

Research Development Core

Contact:  Peter S. Rabinovitch

  • Provides support for pilot projects in the biology of aging that draw upon our Center’s  Core Service Resources. Applications are due in February of each year and are open to scientists nationwide; however, preference is given to junior faculty applicants. More information

Program Enrichment Core

Contact:  Peter S. Rabinovitch and Matt Kaeberlein, Directors

  • Support for seminars, courses, symposia and workshops
  • Next Event: 
    The 2016 Nathan Shock Center Summit
    Personalized Geroscience: Age x Genotype x Environment
    June 1-2, Seattle Washington
    In coordination with the 2016 AGE meeting, June 3-5, Seattle Washington
  • Statistical consulting for experimental design and analysis 
  • Community outreach and collaboration with other Nathan Shock Centers
  • Administrative support

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Invertebrate Longevity & Healthspan Core

Contact: Matt Kaeberlein

  • Support for design and execution of aging –related projects using budding yeast, C. elegans, and  Drosophila
  • Lifespan and healthspan analysis in budding yeast, including replicative lifespan, chronological lifespan, stress resistance, and growth rate
  • Lifespan and healthspan analysis in C. elegans
  • Development and application of microfluidic solutions to invertebrate aging studies, including assistance with establishing microfluidic systems for aging-related studies externally

Metabolomics Core

Contact: Daniel Promislow and Mike MacCoss

  • Support with design and execution of experiments using metabolomic profiling to ask aging–related questions
  • Sample preparation and metabolomic profiling
  • Support with statistical analysis of metabolomic studies of aging  
  • Network analysis of metabolomic profiles in aging-related studies

Proteomics Core

Contact: Mike MacCoss and Daniel Promislow

  • Support with design and execution of experiments using proteomics to ask aging–related questions
  • Sample preparation for proteomics
  • Targeted and discovery proteomics data collection
  • Measurements of peptide abundance and half-life by mass spectrometry
  • Software tools and support for the analysis of proteomics data