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

International Perspectives on Geroscience Meetings


Inflammation and Aging

Featured Presenters: Dawn Bowdish, Ph.D., Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D., and James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.

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Incorporating Genetic Diversity in Mouse Models and the Potential for Precision-Medicine for Alzheimer’s

Featured Presenter: Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D.

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Congratulations to all Nathan Shock Centers Pilot Grantees!

PRE-APPLICATION WEBINAR RECORDING | RFA-AG-20-020 "Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

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

DIRECTORS: Steven Austad, PhD, Thomas Buford, 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

The Nathan Shock Centers are part of the Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) of the National Institute on Aging, NIH.

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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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