Summer NIA Training

22nd Annual Summer Training Course
in Experimental Aging Research

June 14-19, 2014
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Drumheller Fountain, Dennis Wise

The Summer Training Course provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging research for 15-20 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.

Each day includes: i) overview lectures on a pivotal topic in modern aging research; ii) development workshops allowing trainees to present a research application, which will be critiqued by workshop faculty with aging expertise; iii) faculty research talks on selected topics. Faculty for the 2014 course include some of the world's leading scientists in the aging and longevity research community.

NO COURSE FEE. Travel, accommodations, and meals are sponsored with funds from the National Institute on Aging and the University of Washington’s Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. Accommodations will be provided at the Watertown Hotel.

Primary course topics include:

  • evolutionary biology of aging
  • using invertebrate models to study aging
  • using mouse models to study aging
  • how to design an animal experiment
  • role of mitochondria in aging
  • comparative biology of aging
  • dietary restriction and nutrients
  • MTOR, protein translation and aging
  • stress resistance and longevity
  • degenerative diseases of aging

Application Deadline: March 14, 2014


Application Requirements:

CV including publications and at least one letter of recommendation. The course provides expert feedback on your research plans, similar to that of a NIA study section. Therefore, please submit a grant proposal-like abstract and if desired, up to a one-page supplemental description of your research interests.

Email applications to Dr. Arlan Richardson:

Email inquiries to Dr. Peter Rabinovitch, Faculty Director:

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