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Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

PhD Program in the Biology of Aging

Integrated Bio-Medical Sciences Program - Biology of Aging

Biology of Aging Program Leader: Suzette Tardif,, PhD, Professor of Cellular and Structural Biology; Program Co-leader: Peter Hornsby, PhD, Professor of Physiology

The Biology of Aging program is one of the disciplines of the Integrated Bio-Medical Sciences Programs at UTHSCSA.  It provides education and training for graduate students interested in basic research that holds promise for practical application towards lifespan intervention.

The Biology of Aging program will provide graduate students with a unique curriculum designed to educate them in the basic biology of aging, thereby preparing them to thrive at a unique interface of bioscience and medicine. The program will encompass lectures and laboratory experience in molecular, cellular, and physiological mechanisms of aging.

Also covered will be theories of aging, genetic versus environmental impacts on aging rates, experimental paradigms of aging research, the biology of model organisms, demographic analysis of aging, comparative and evolutionary biology of aging, pathobiology of selected organ systems, and recent advances in genetic and environmental treatments that extend life and prevent disease.

For more information, please visit: Biology of Aging



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