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Research Development Core


Research Development Core

Core Leader: Peter Hornsby, PhD
Core Co-leader: James Lechleiter, PhD

The Research Development Core seeks to expand the scope of research in the basic biology of aging at the UTHSCSA and other institutions in the San community and to assist in the development of  investigators new to the field of aging research for the future needs of biological gerontology.

To achieve these goals, the Core administers the Pilot Grant Program and the Emerging Technologies Program and coordinates mentoring activities for junior or new investigators to the field of aging research.

The Core provides funds and other resources that allow investigators to carry out pilot studies and subsequently compete successfully for funding from the National Institute on Aging and other national agencies that fund aging research. Each year, the Core funds pilot projects in the basic biomedical sciences at a level of up to $50,000 per year that may be renewable for a second year.

The Research Development Core also supports faculty who wish to incorporate new technologies into their research in the basic biology of aging through the Core's newly developed Emerging Technologies Program. For more information on this program, please e-mail Dr. Peter Hornsby, Core Leader.

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