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Glenn Center for Aging Research
Glenn Center for Aging Research

The Glenn Center for Aging Research was established in January 2009 with a $5 million gift from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research. The Glenn Foundation continued their generous support with a $3 million gift in 2014. Led by Salk professors Jan Karlseder and Martin Hetzer, the Center draws from nine of Salk's leading laboratories specializing in genetic analysis, stem cell biology and metabolism research to address the overarching goal of defining a healthy lifespan, or healthspan, and answer one of the most elusive questions in biology: Is there a defined biological process of aging that is universal to all organisms?

The Center has hosted five conferences on aging research, the last two were the Symposium on the Interface Between Cellular and Organismal Aging in 2012 and the Symposium on the Molecular and Social Aspects of Aging in 2013.

"The biology of aging underlies all the major human diseases. To understand the fundamental aging process and to intervene is to delay the onset of disease, to extend the healthful years of life and reduce costs to society."
-- Mark R. Collins, Glenn Foundation President

Jan Karlseder
Co-Director
Glenn Center for Aging Research
858 453-4100 x1867
karlseder@salk.edu

Martin Hetzer
Co-Director
Glenn Center for Aging Research
858 453-4100 x1419
karlseder@salk.edu

 



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