Division of Aging Biology
The Division of Aging Biology promotes and supports research and training on the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying normal aging and age-related pathologies. 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.
Featured Funding Opportunities
This FOA, a collaborative initiative between the NIA Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) and the Division of Aging Biology (DAB), encourages applications to develop valid markers to assess the activity of fundamental aging mechanisms in humans that may influence the risk and progression of multiple aging conditions.
Research supported by this FOA should lead to new insights and better understanding of the importance of cell non-autonomous mechanisms in aging at a tissue, system, or organismal level. To learn more, please read the full Funding Opportunity listing.