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 providing funds for new investigators and established investigators in other research areas who are new to the biology of aging. Proposals may focus on any area of basic research related to the comparative biology and/or energetics of aging. These funds provide investigators with financial support along with access to the cores to support projects

Cores

Administrative/Program Enrichment Core (APEC)

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

Comparative Organismal Energetics Core (COEC)

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

Comparative Data Analytics Core (CDAC)

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

Comparative Mitochondrial Health Assessment Core (CMHAC)

Director: Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Research Development Core (RDC)

Director: Stephen Barnes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)