Tenth Annual Summer Training Course

in Experimental Aging Research

June 2 6, 2002 Ann Arbor, Michigan


Provides intensive exposure to modern experimental biogerontology for a group of 15 to 20 research scientists. Designed primarily for junior faculty members and advanced postdoctoral fellows who have had at least two years of postdoctoral research experience in some aspect of cell or molecular biology. Senior scientists who wish to become familiar with modern biogerontology are also welcome to apply.

Each day will include (a) overview lectures designed to introduce trainees to the results and concerns central to modern experimental gerontology; (b) research development workshops at which students will present their work and research ideas for constructive critique; and (c) faculty research seminars on selected topics.

Course faculty will include Judith Campisi, Caleb Finch, Rich Miller, Jim Nelson, Arlan Richardson, and Marc Tatar, with guest lectures by David Burke, John Faulkner, Jeffrey Halter, and Bruce Richardson.

Topics to be covered include:

Caloric restriction and aging

Glucose regulation and diabetes

Reactive oxygen and muscle aging

Genetic control of longevity in worms and flies

DNA methylation and aging

Aging and apoptosis

Vertebrate animal models for aging

Alzheimer's disease

Energy metabolism and aging

Epigenetic control of gene expression

Cell senescence in vitro

Endocrine system aging

Application deadline: March 5th, 2002

Send CV, publication list, (2) letters of reference and a one page description of research interests to:

Richard A. Miller

The University of Michigan

Room 5316 CCGCB, Box 0940

1500 East Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0940

Questions: Contact Dr. Miller at

No course fee. Lodging and domestic travel expenses will be reimbursed using funds provided to the University of Michigan by the National Institute on Aging.