Providing leadership in the pursuit of basic research into the biology of aging.

The Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging are:

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine

DIRECTOR: Nir Barzilai, MD

The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, MAINE

DIRECTORS: Gary Churchill, PhD, Luanne Peters, PhD, Ron Korstanje, PhD

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, ALABAMA

DIRECTOR: Steven Austad, PhD

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

DIRECTOR: Arlan Richardson, PhD

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TEXAS

DIRECTORS: Randy Strong, PhD, Peter Hornsby, PhD

The University of Washington

DIRECTORS: Peter S. Rabinovitch, MD, PhD, Matt Kaeberlein, PhD

Our Affiliations & Partnerships

About the Coordinating Center: AFAR
New York, New York
About the Funder: NIA
Washington, DC

Webinar Recording

Now Available: Recording of the "Incorporating rigor, reproducibility, and transparency into aging projects and papers" webinar.

2018 Nathan Shock Centers Summit

at the AGE Meeting

June 27 - 28

Philadelphia, PA

Registration opens February 1

Pathways to Translation of Geroscience 

Translation of Interventions
How Healthy is the Healthspan Concept?
Biomarkers Redux?

Eline Slagboom,
Leiden University Medical Center


The Nathan Shock Centers provides opportunities for researchers, fellows, health professionals, and more.

  • Grants
  • Events and Meetings
  • Job Openings
  • Career Connections

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