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San Antonio Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging


San Antonio Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging

Director: Randy Strong, PhD
Administrative Assistant: Michelle Batilla

The San Antonio Nathan Shock Center was one of the original Shock Centers founded by the NIH National Institute on Aging in 1995. The Center is a national resource that provides a state-of-the-art scientific infrastructure and services used in the development and study of rodent models to address questions about the basic biological mechanisms of aging. The Center also promotes the scientific study of aging by sponsoring seminars, journal club meetings, its Annual Conference on Aging, and pilot grant awards focused on the basic biology of aging.

Core Co-leader: James Lechleiter, PhD

Aging Animal and Longevity Assessment Core

Core Leader: James Nelson, PhD
Core Co-leader: Randy Strong PhD
Core Supervisor: Vivian Diaz

Healthspan and Functional Assessment Core

Core Leader: Randy Strong, PhD
Core Co-leader for Cognition in Aging and Alzheimer's disease animal models: Veronica Galvan, PhD
Core Co-leader for cardiovascular function assessments: Merry Lindsey, PhD
Core Co-leader for endocrine/metabolic function and body composition/structure assessments: James Nelson, PhD

Pathology Core

Core Leader: Yuji Ikeno, MD, PhD
Core Co-leader: Gene Hubbard, DVM, MS

Emerging Animal Models Core

Core Leader: Rochelle Buffenstein, PhD
Core Co-leader: Suzette Tardif, PhD

Bioanalytical Pharmacology Core

Core Leader: Martin Javors, Ph.D.
Core Co-leader: Alfred Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.



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