UAB Aging Center Renews $4.5 Million Grant

Dr. Steven Austad, PhD

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging has renewed a $4.5 million grant to continue its research on how energetics affects the aging process.

The grant, originally awarded in 2015, comes from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging.

“Even more than our initial award, this grant solidifies UAB’s position as a national leader in basic aging research,” says Steven N. Austad, distinguished professor and department chair in biology. He is co-director of UAB’s Nathan Shock Center with Thomas W. Buford, director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine and associate professor in the School of Medicine.

“With our cores in organismal energetics, data analytics, mitochondrial metabolism and research development, we are able to leverage the vast resources and research expertise across UAB to foster scientific collaboration and multiply the success of our affiliated scientists,” Austad says.

There are eight Nathan Shock Center sites around the country.

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