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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

Interested in working with us? Our Institute has several open positions in various laboratories:

Post-Doctoral Associate - Gill Lab (343989)
Postdoctoral Fellows, Bioinformatics - Dong Lab (341694)
Office/Administrative Specialist (347415)
Senior HR Business Partner (353190)


Osteoarthritis gene therapy in 2022 - See the full article here!

Laura Niedernhofer and Paul Robbins were recently interviewed by Amber Dance with Knowable Magazine.


Lei Zhang, PhD, has received the prestigious and highly competitive Sagol Network GerOmic Award for Junior Faculty from the American Federation for Aging Research.