Focus on Healthy Aging
iBAM is part of the growing Geroscience movement that aims to attack the numerous debilitating diseases associated with old age through slowing or reversing the aging process itself. iBAM faculty study aging biology with the goal of developing drugs to target those processes.
Our goal is to extend the period of time that we remain healthy, independent, and able to enjoy a high quality of life!
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.