NIA Training Program for Research Scientists in the Biology of Aging

We invite you to join us as a graduate student 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 10 predoctoral graduate student positions and 6 postdoctoral fellowships available, more than any other NIA-funded training program.

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

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.

Program Director: Nicolas Musi, M.D.

Program Co-Director: Peter Hornsby, Ph.D.