Summer NIA Training
21st Annual Summer Training Course
in Experimental Aging Research
June 9-13, 2013
Barshop Institute, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
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 2013 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 Barshop Institute’s Nathan Shock Aging Center.Accommodations will be provided at the Marriot Courtyard SeaWorld©/Westover Hills.
Primary course topics include:
• evolutionary biology of aging
• genomic damage and aging
• invertebrate models to study aging
• how to design an animal experiment
• role of mitochondria in aging
• comparative biology of aging
• calorie restriction and nutrients
• epigenetic damage and aging
• stress resistance and longevity
• role of telomeres in aging
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
CV, publication list, 1-page description of research interests, and 1 letter of recommendation
Email applications to Stella Gutierrez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email inquiries to
Dr. Arlan Richardson, Faculty Director: email@example.com