Webinar  |   Drugs That Slow Aging in Mice: the NIA Interventions Testing Program

Oct 22

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Drugs That Slow Aging in Mice:
the NIA Interventions Testing Program


Monday, October 22, 2018
2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific)



As the NIA’s mouse Interventions Testing Program (ITP) enters its 16th year, Richard A. Miller, MD, PhD—Professor of Pathology and Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor—will present a concise summary of the program’s research design, its discoveries to date, studies now in progress, and plans for the future. 

The free webinar, hosted by the Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center, will also provide information on biological resources that the ITP makes available for collaborating scientists, and advice on how to suggest a drug or nutritional intervention for testing by the three ITP laboratories.

The one-hour webinar will discuss:

1.  What is the ITP study design?

2.  What drugs have worked so far?  How much do they increase healthy lifespan? 

3.  How do ITP results give new insights into the basic biology of aging?

4.  How might ITP results lead, eventually, to advances in clinical and preventive medicine for people?

5.  How can an investigator suggest new interventions for testing and request materials from mice involved in the ITP longevity experiments?

About the Presenter

Richard A. Miller, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology; Director, Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Miller’s research group focuses on problems in the basic biology of aging, mostly in mice, but sometimes using cell lines from long-lived birds, rodents, and primates.  His laboratory also studies drugs that slow aging and extend lifespan in mice, as part of the NIA-funded Interventions Testing Program.


About the Moderator

Steven N. Austad, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator, Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center; Director, Nathan Shock Center at the University of Alabama Birmingham; Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Department of Biology at the University of Alabama Birmingham; Scientific Director, American Federation for Aging Research

Dr. Austad’s current research interests include figuring out why organisms age at different rates, particularly in especially long-lived organisms such as quahog clams and hydra. He is also interested in studying indicators of animal healthspan as well as the effects of rapamycin on mouse healthspan. He is author of more than 190 scientific articles and more than 100 newspaper columns on science. His book, Why We Age: What Science Is Discovering About the Body’s Journey Through Life, has been translated into eight languages. Follow him on Twitter @StevenAustad.


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By October 19, 2018