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Aging Home

Driven to Extend Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural process throughout an entire life course. Focusing on health and well-being, we study the multiple facets of this process from many angles. This allows us to share insights in understanding how the nine hallmarks of aging affect us and how to manipulate the pathways involved to allow for more healthy aging. Our team and collaborators use mouse models followed by human clinical trials in research and testing pharmaceutical approaches to lessen or eliminate age-related diseases and conditions.

Our goal is to recruit a cohesive, collaborative, and synergistic group of scientists to and within the University of Minnesota to lead research in fundamental mechanisms of aging.

Our Research Program

Research at the forefront of the aging field is now concentrated in the state of Minnesota.

Our Educational Opportunities

We are teaching the next generation of experts in the biology of aging.

Our Team

Meet the team at the Institute for Biology of the Aging and Metabolism.

Dr. Niedernhofer joins a panel of aging experts at the world science festival


Work in Aging - Are you Interested in working with us? 

Researcher 2 - Niedernhofer Lab (354701)

The Zhang laboratory is actively recruiting postdoctoral researchers who are devoted to studying the biology of aging! PhDs or MDs with expertise in genomics, cell biology, molecular biology or bioinformatics are welcome! For more information or to apply, please email your cover letter, CV and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Zhang at zhan8273@umn.edu.


Qiuming Wu is currently a graduate student in the Robbins lab. Qiuming's research interests lie in the fields of aging, cellular reprogramming, and rejuvenation.

The 4th Annual MAC Symposium at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University was a great success!

Victor Kruglov was selected for an oral presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted by Integrative Biology and Physiology.