Sponsors:
UAB Integrative Center for Aging Research; UAB Department of Biology

Purpose:
The general purpose of the Cell Senescence Culture Facility (CSCF) is to provide various types of aging cells to investigators interested in the aging process. This facility is one of only a few in the United States and is designed to not only facilitate studies of aging but to also participate in new investigations of the mechanisms of cellular aging and age-related diseases. The CSCF is available to investigators who are actively involved in studies of cellular aging as well as those who are considering aging studies. It is intended to facilitate understanding of the basis of aging and to encourage the study of age-related diseases using in vitro models of senescent cell lines. A prime goal of the CSCF is to develop a research focus that impinges on the understanding of the basic phenotypic changes in senescent cells as well as the prevention of senescent pathways.

Opportunities for Faculty Involvement:
All UAB faculty are eligible to participate in the use of the CSCF. Besides basic science faculty, we are also very interested in the involvement of clinical faculty who study diseases related to the aging process.

Primary Contact Person:

Trygve Tollefsbol, PhD, DO.
Professor, UAB — Department of Biology
175A Campbell Hall
1300 University Boulevard
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
(tel) (205) 934-4573
(fax) (205) 975-6097
trygve@uab.edu