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. The Barshop Institute supports their research through a wide range of core services and clinical facilities by sponsoring cutting-edge programs that employ advanced technologies such as genomics and proteomics, transgenic animal models, and pathological assessments.

Faculty members of the Barshop Institute are dedicated to the training and mentoring of promising new physician-scientists and basic researchers in aging through a wide-range of educational opportunities. Faculty and staff members involved in community outreach programs educate health professionals and the public on timely issues regarding healthy aging.

Our areas of research include:

  • Aging and Cancer
  • Aging-Related Neurodegeneration
  • Comparative Biology and Invertebrate Models of Aging
  • Inflammation and Immunity
  • Metabolism and Endocrinology of Aging
  • Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells
  • Translational and Interventions