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Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

NIA Training Program for Research Scientists in the Biology of Aging


Program Director: Nicolas Musi, MD

Program Co-Director: Peter Hornsby, PhD

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


If you are interested, please contact us and let us know which mentors (chosen from the list of faculty members from the Biology of Aging Training Grant - see list at right) with whom you could imagine working with.


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

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities

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