Age is the single greatest risk factor for most causes of death and disability.The odds of developing diabetes, heart disease, most cancers, kidney disease, dementia and many other conditions significantly increase in later life. By understanding the mechanisms of biological aging, we have the opportunity to slow both the onset and progression of these disorders. The benefit to individuals will be the extension of healthspan — the period of life spent in good health, free from chronic disability and disorders.
The research being performed by HALO faculty and trainees is leading the field of geroscience closer toward our goal of maximizing healthy lifespan.
To learn about the recent discoveries from HALO laboratories please visit our news and publications page. You can also find information about Core services offered by our Nathan Shock Center below.
The Dog Aging Project
The Dog Aging Project is an innovative project that brings together a community of dogs, owners, veterinarians, researchers, and volunteers to carry out the most ambitious canine science health study in the world. […]
HALO Core Services
HALO and Shock Center Research Resource Cores provide service to the geroscience community. […]
The University of Washington is home to many leading centers of research on aging and its associated diseases Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Pacific Northwest Udall Center The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Mitochondria and Metabolism Center Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center The Health […]