NIA Training Program for Research Scientists in the Biology of Aging

We invite you to join us as a graduate student (Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.) or postdoctoral fellow 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. Our NIA-funded Training Grant has 4 predoctoral graduate student positions and 4 postdoctoral fellowships available.

This training program for research scientists covers such areas as the genetics of aging, lifespan, and intervention analyses in aging and models of age-related diseases. Focus is on translational-oriented trials in a wide range of animal models, including marmosets, and early-phase clinical studies in human subjects. Trainees will participate in programs involving such topics as:

  • Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Somatic Mutations
  • Epigenetic Changes
  • Free Radicals
  • Oxidative Damage
  • DNA Damage and Repair
  • Endocrine, Immune, Vascular, and Skeletal Systems
  • Cell Signaling Networks
  • Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes
  • Differentiation and Apoptosis
  • Molecular Aspects of Age-Associated Disease

Postdoctoral positions may be available. Contact us for more information.

All appointments to the Biology of Aging Training Program are designated as security sensitive positions; U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Required.

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.