Trainee Inca working in lab.
Dr. Anderson and two trainees discuss images on computer in lab.


The Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases Training Grant, which began in 1990, is funded by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is administered and supported by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging.


The NIH provides institutional and individual training grants as its primary way of supporting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in research training. Its objective is to ensure the U.S. will continue to have well-trained scientists, who are prepared to conduct cutting-edge research.

The main goal of the Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases Training Grant is to prepare individuals from a wide variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds to conduct research in the basic biology of aging and age-related diseases.

There are 5 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral slots on this grant. Trainees work with distinguished faculty from various departments across campus, including Biochemistry, Cell & Regenerative Biology, Comparative Biosciences, Mechanical Engineering, Genetics, Geriatrics, Medicine, Nutritional Sciences, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pharmacology, Psychology, and more.