Nathan Shock Center:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, ALABAMA
Partner 3

Administrative/Program Enrichment Core (APEC)

Services

  • Promotes the quality, services and activities the Research Cores
  • Evaluates and enhances the impact of the Research Cores for the research community
  • Coordinates education, training, and outreach for the aging research community
  • Stimulates interactions and collaborations between the Center and the aging research community
  • Provides day-to-day administrative support and financial management for the Center
  • Organizes and supports seminars and symposia focused on the basic biology of aging
  • Offers research career development activities for graduate students and postdoctoral associates affiliated with the Center
  • Works with the Internal and External Advisory Committees
  • Manages the membership of the Center, in collaboration with the Internal Advisory Committee

Core Leader

Steven Austad, PhD

Steven Austad, PhD

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Comparative Organismal Energetics Core (COEC)

Services

  • Provides consultation in methods and study design, training, expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation to facilitate research on the role of whole animal energetics and metabolism in aging
  • Learn about our full list of services and COEC fees

Core Leader

Tim Nagy, PhD

Tim Nagy, PhD

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Comparative Data Analytics Core (CDAC)

Services

  • Services include, but are not limited to: mediation analyses, missing data analysis, structure equation modeling, complex sample design, genetic data analysis, epidemiologic analysis of large datasets, and longitudinal data analysis
  • Rates are determined based on the scope and size of the project

Core Leader

David Allison, PhD

David Allison, PhD

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Comparative Mitochondrial Health Assessment Core (CMHAC)

Services

  • Offers state-of-the-art services to investigators to facilitate research and training on mitochondrial function and mitophagy as it relates to aging
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Core Leader

Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD

Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD

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Research Development Core (RDC)

Services

  • Advertises broadly for proposals for Pilot and/or Feasibility studies in comparative energetics of aging from faculty in all disciplines
  • Administers a review system that ensures optimal use of the Center's research cores
  • Promotes interdisciplinary activities that leverage resources from a range of fields
  • Provides mentoring and support for the Pilot/Feasibility awardees
  • Identifies proposals exploring promising areas of research or seeking to address controversial areas in the basic biology of aging
  • Evaluates the Pilot/Feasibility Program success
  • Facilitates synergy and collaboration among awardees and other aging researchers

Core Leader

Stephen Barnes, PhD

Stephen Barnes, PhD

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