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Labs at NIA

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) in the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is comprised of seven scientific laboratories, the Translational Gerontology Branch, the Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias (CARD), and ten core facilities. The research program has three main focus areas: Neuroscience, Aging Biology and Translational Gerontology. IRP scientists conduct research in many different disciplines that range from basic science to clinical research and epidemiology. Medical problems, which typically affect older persons, are studied in depth using the tools of modern laboratory and clinical research, with a translational perspective. The central focus of our research is understanding age-related changes in physiology and the ability to adapt to environmental stress.

Read about NIA labs and find contact information for IRP researchers by clicking on the lab names below. Or, read the latest IRP news.

Learn about intramural research at NIA.

Read about the labs of NIA's Intramural Research Program.

Core facilities provide research support to researchers inside and outside of NIA.

Learn about research and training opportunities at IRP.

Clinical research studies at NIA Intramural Research Program.

The BLSA, begun in 1958, America's longest running scientific study of human aging.

HANDLS is a community-based, longitudinal, epidemiologic study of age-related health disparities in Baltimore.

Access bioinformatics, biophysics, and other scientific tools from IRP.

Read about the Clinical Research Core and clinical studies conducted by NIA IRP.

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