Research and Funding

Division of Aging Biology

The objective of DAB-funded research is to elucidate the basic biochemical, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging and investigations of how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states. Read more about the Division of Aging Biology »

'2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit April 13 and 14, 2016 in New York City. Twitter hashtag #Geroscience2016. Speakers will examine how certain chronic diseases — HIV, cancer, and diabetes —accelerate the molecular aging process. Unique session format featuring short, focused talks and interactive panel discussions. Hot Topic Talks, poster session, travel fellowships, and childcare grants are all available. Travel/Childcare Fellowship and Poster Abstract Deadline: Thursday, February 11, 2016.
The trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG), in conjunction with the New York Academy of Sciences, AFAR and GSA, is hosting the Second Geroscience Summit

Interventions Testing Program

The ITP is a cooperative agreement to test compounds for their potential to extend life span using a mouse model. The goal is to provide preliminary data on potential interventions to promote healthy aging in people. Read more about the Interventions Testing Program »

Scientific Resources

Biological and informatics research resources supported by NIA. Read more about scientific resources for aging research »

Nathan Shock Centers

This Core Center Grant program was established in 1995 to enhance well-developed institutional programs in basic research on aging. Read more about the Nathan Shock Centers »

Featured Video

Some of the challenges of aging research are discussed briefly in this video from the Director of the Division of Aging Biology, Dr. Felipe Sierra.