Summer NIA Training

26th Annual Summer Training Course
in Experimental Aging Research

June 9-14, 2018
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Novato, CA

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 to apply.

Each day includes: i) overview lectures on a pivotal topic in modern aging research; ii) development workshops at which trainees present a research proposal, which will be critiqued by workshop faculty with aging expertise; iii) faculty research talks on selected topics. Faculty for the 2018 course include some of the world's leading scientists in the aging and longevity research community.

NO COURSE FEE. Travel and accommodations will be covered by funds from the National Institute on Aging, and meals will be covered by a grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.

Course topics will include:

  • Cell fate decisions
  • Comparative biology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Genome maintenance
  • Human aging
  • Microbiome
  • Model invertebrate organisms
  • Mouse models
  • Stem cells
  • Stress responses

Application Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

Application Requirements:
NIH style biosketch including publications and one letter of recommendation. The course provides feedback on your research plans, similar to that of a NIA study section. Therefore, please also submit a one half page grant proposal-like abstract.

Email applications to Dr. Holly Van Remmen:

Direct inquiries to Dr. Pankaj Kapahi:

For administrative information, contact Molly Susag:

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