Tulane Center for Aging Receives $11.3 Million Grant From NIH

The Center for Aging and Tulane University in New Orleans has received a $11.3 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health

The grant, known as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award, extends the funding for an additional five years and will help continue to support the jobs of 22 technicians, students, fellows, mentors, and others working on aging-related research.

“The five projects in this COBRE focus on several complementary themes that contribute to our understanding of aging, from basic genetic and epigenetic contributions through cardiovascular and neurocognitive mechanisms,” says S. Michal Jazwinski, director of the Tulane Center for Aging.. “Three of the projects feature human aging, one focuses on rodent models and one utilizes cultured cells.”

Research programs at the five-year old center include cardiovascular aging, genetics and epigenetics, immunosenescence, health systems, and more.

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