UAB Nathan Shock Center

The UAB Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging provides services, resources, consultation, and training for investigators performing research on the basic biology of aging. The Center exists to assist scientists in pursuing research focused on the interplay of aging, comparative biology, and energetics. Its goal is to act as a multiplier to stimulate innovation and increase the success of scientists studying the basic biology of aging. The Center Cores provide resources and expertise on the comparative biology and energetics of aging for the research community in order to leverage the effectiveness of individual researchers and foster collaborations among scientists studying the biology of aging.

The Research Development Core offers pilot and feasibility grants in the fields of aging research awarded four times a year on a competitive basis. Awards are available for research focused on the interplay of aging, comparative biology, and energetics, and are for one year. Budgets are developed in consultation with the Core leaders and/or co-leaders. A second year of funding is possible through a competitive renewal process.

In the effort to enhance aging research and extramural funding we partner with other UAB Centers, such as the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, the Center for Exercise Medicine, and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center.

UAB Nathan Shock Center Cores

Administrative/Program Enrichment Core (APEC)

Leader: Steven Austad (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Comparative Organismal Energetics Core (COEC)

Leader: Tim Nagy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Comparative Data Analytics Core (CDAC)

Leader: David Allison (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Comparative Mitochondrial Health Assessment Core (CMHAC)

Leader: Jianhua Zhang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Research Development Core (RDC)

Leader: Thomas Buford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)