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Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

Graduate Student Education Overview

We invite you to join us as a graduate student to study the biology of aging at the world-renowned Barshop Institute. We are the only institution in the US to house both a Nathan Shock Center on the Biology of Aging, which is a grant from the National Institute on Aging that supports basic aging research, as well as an Older Americans Independence Center (often called “Pepper Center”), a grant from the NIA to support translational aging research. We have more than 100 faculty members engaged in various aspects of aging research. See the Ph.D. in the Biology of Aging for more details. You may also get a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree. Other unique features of our program: We are one of three institutions to house a National Institute on Aging Intervention Testing Program; our NIA-funded Training Grant, which can supply you with a stipend, has 10 predoctoral graduate student positions available, more than any other NIA-funded training program.


Ph.D. in the Biology of Aging


MD/PhD Dual Degree Program




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The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

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