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Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

Biology of Aging Training Program


Program Director: Nicolas Musi, MD

Program Co-Director: Peter Hornsby, PhD

This training program for research scientists covers such areas as the of genetics of aging, lifespan, and intervention analyses in animal models and age-related diseases. Trainees will participate in programs involving such topics as:

  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Somatic Mutations
  • Epigenetic Changes
  • Free Radicals
  • Oxidative Damage
  • DNA Damage and Repair
  • Endocrine and Immune Systems
  • Transmembrane Signaling
  • Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes
  • Differentiation and Apoptosis
  • Molecular Aspects of Age-Associated Disease

Course Description - CSBL 6048 Biology of Aging
3.0 Semester Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the most up-to-date information on the current understanding of the aging process. This advanced interdisciplinary graduate course will be offered to students who wish to either specialize in or have a strong background in the interrelated areas of aging and age-related diseases. Faculty from the Departments of Cellular & Structural Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Medicine will be involved in teaching this course, which will cover the molecular and cell biology of aging, model systems used for aging studies, age related changes in organs and tissues and age related diseases. This course is an elective for all Departments.

All appointments to the Biology og Aging Traing grant are designated as security sensitive positions; U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Required.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

For further information on course requirements and enrollment, visit the Biology of Aging Training Program.



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