Development Core

Core Leader: Ron Korstanje
Phone: 207-288-6992

The Development Core seeks to expand the research focus on aging, healthspan and age-related diseases at JAX through a robust Research Development Core by actively supporting and mentoring both new and established investigators who are developing new programs in the field of aging biology. Investigators are directly supported through a process of pilot project funding. In addition, the Jackson Aging Center (JAC) provides access to aged animals and samples collected from aged animals to support pilot project awardees and other qualified investigators. JAC investigators serve as mentors to promote career development for new investigators in the field of aging biology by providing support for organizing and hosting aging-related courses, seminars, and workshops at our Bar Harbor (Maine) and Farmington (Connecticut) campuses, and collaborating institutes. The below are pilot project awardees since 2015.