Researcher working at a labThe 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 once a year on a competitive basis. The awards are intended to support scientists to obtain extramural funding for aging research. We particularly encourage applications from faculty level New Investigators (as defined by NIH) or established investigators new to aging research, and/or who are pursuing a new direction in the field. For more information, visit our Funding page.

UAB Nathan Shock Center Cores

Administrative/Program Enrichment Core (Admin Core)

Co-Leaders: Steven Austad This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Thomas Buford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comparative Data Analytics Core (Analytics Core)

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

Comparative Mitochondrial Health Assessment Core (Mitometabolism Core)

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

Comparative Organismal Energetics Core (Organismal Core)

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

Research Development Core (RDC)

Leader: Christy Carter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.