The Jackson Laboratory Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging

Funding from the The National Institute on Aging enabled the establishment of the Center, a Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. Aging studies at the Jackson Laboratory are also supported by the Ellison Medical Foundation.

Proving resources for aging research within The Jackson Laboratory

The long-term goal of the Center is to focus Jackson Laboratory researchers’ diverse expertise in biology and genomics on problems of aging, leading to enhanced resources for the aging research community and a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms at work in lifespan and healthspan. The Center has transformed aging research at The Jackson Laboratory by providing unique resources necessary to enable a systems-wide approach to understanding healthspan and aging processes.

Supporting the wider aging research community

The Center is developing and disseminating the next generation of genetic, statistical and information resources necessary to foster research into age-related diseases and human healthspan. The Center has developed nascent regional and national resources for aging research. All Center data is publically disseminated on the Mouse Phenome Database; genetic maps, novel statistical methods and aging mouse resources and tissues are available, supporting investigators throughout the aging research community.