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About us

As human life expectancy continues to increase, so must our scientific knowledge of aging processes to ensure healthy longevity, free of the disabilities brought about by age-related diseases and conditions.

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Our research

Research at the Barshop Institute aims to bring fundamental discoveries in the basic biology of aging into clinical practice. Researchers at the Barshop Institute sustain their scientific endeavors by successfully competing for funding at the national level.

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Training and education

With guidance from program leaderships, students will select their laboratory rotations, graduate discipline, and eventually, their supervising professors from an outstanding array of distinguished members of the graduate faculty.

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Making a Difference Through Research

Leading Aging Research

Only aging-intensive research institute in the country to currently have all of the following four designations: the NIA-funded Nathan Shock and Claude D. Pepper centers, a testing site of the NIA-sponsored Interventions Testing Program, and a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC).

Bench to Bedside

Our research translates from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside at our Barshop Clinical Research Unit, where faculty perform clinical trials based on the latest research findings.

Excellence in Aging Education

Our NIA training grant enables 10 graduate students and six postdoctoral fellows to pursue novel research.  It is the largest training grant of its kind in the biology of aging in the country.