Aging is the quintessential interdisciplinary issue, cutting across basic sciences, clinical/translational and health services research – invigorating and bridging research across the campus, across colleges, across the state. Remarkably, the aging process itself – what actually happens on the biochemical, genetic, cellular, and physiologic levels remains largely unknown. Differentiating “normal” aging changes in these processes from signs of potential disease are fundamental to our understanding of healthy aging and resilience. Our center is uniquely positioned and has actively initiated programs to address these critical issues.
Biology of Aging
Translational Mini-grant program; Community-based Participatory Research with Pima Council on Aging;
Bioengineering solutions to aging problems; Work closely with other departments building interdisciplinary aging research