UW Medicine

Two pre-doctoral positions available to study biological aging at the University of Washington

The Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging training program has two openings for pre-doctoral fellows for summer appointments starting 6-16-2021. See the flyer here. The goals of the BMHA training program are to provide outstanding pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scientists with (1) rigorous training in cutting edge research focused on biological mechanisms of healthy aging, (2) exposure to, and the […]

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2020 Geroscience Virtual Symposium at the University of Washington

HALo and the UW Nathan Shock Center are pleased to host the 2020 UW Geroscience Symposium which will be held online this year due to COVID-19. This symposium will feature cutting edge research by HALO scientists studying various aspects of biological aging, with an emphasis on early career researchers and trainees. The symposium will happen […]

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Geroscience in the Age of COVID-19

Several leading figures in the field of Geroscience have authored a position paper arguing for a geroscience approach to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases which preferentially afflict older people. HALO Director Matt Kaeberlein co-authored this piece along with Nir Barzilai (Director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva […]

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HALO researchers describe how genetics and diet interact to impact aging

In new work published in the journal PLoS Genetics, UW HALO faculty member Dr. Daniel Promislow, BMHA (Genetic Approaches to Aging T32) trainee Kelly Jin, and colleagues at the Buck Institute describe the effects of dietary restriction on lifespan and the metabolome for dozens of genetically distinct strains of fruit fly. Their findings point to […]

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HALO scientists study the role of extracellular vesicles in aging

HALO Director Dr. Matt Kaeberlein along with HALO faculty member Dr. Mike MacCoss, post-doctoral fellow Dr. Josh Russell, and colleagues have published the first comprehensive analysis of the extracellular vesicles (EVs) from Caenorhabditis elegans, one of the foremost animals models for aging and other areas of research. This work builds on the method developed by […]

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Dog Aging Project featured in Discover Magazine

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A story about the Dog Aging Project entitled “The Drug That Could One Day Help People — and Dogs — Live Longer” was published in the popular science magazine Discover. The article covers the upcoming Trial of Rapamycin in Aging Dogs (TRIAD) clinical trial. Low doses of rapamycin have been shown to extend lifespan and […]

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HALO sponsors the 2020 American Aging Association Virtual Meeting

HALO and the UW Nathan Shock Center are proud to sponsor “AGE Goes Virtual“, an online meeting of the American Aging Association from June 15-17, 2020. HALO support will provide AGE membership and registration for the 2021 AGE meeting in Madison, WI to deserving graduate student and post-doctoral members of the AGE Trainee Chapter. […]

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New research from HALO scientists published in Genetics

New work from BMHA trainee Ian Dowsett, former trainee Mitchell Lee, and HALO Faculty Alan Herr published in the journal Genetics describes the natural evolution of polyploidy in cells engineered to have high mutation rates. Read the full article here. […]

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HALO Director Awarded 2020 Robert W. Kleemeier Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen HALO Director Matt Kaeberlein as the 2020 recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award. This distinguished honor is given annually to a GSA member in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology. […]

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HALO Research Provides Hope for Reversing Periodontal Disease

Work from HALO Director Matt Kaeberlein and HALO Faculty Jonathan An published in the journal eLife reports on the first therapy ever found to reverse clinical features of periodontal disease, at least in mice. Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent age-associated diseases, afflicting approximately 2/3 of elderly people. Those who suffer from periodontal […]

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