Aging affects everyone. If you would like to support and help the iBAM mission to extend healthy aging, please contact our Administrator, Kelly Holmes-Tomei kholmest@umn.eduHere are some ways you can engage:

  • DONATE! Please consider supporting our research program! 

  • COME VISIT! Please reach out if you are interested in visiting iBAM!

  • LEARN MORE! If you have a group who would like to learn more about extending healthy aging, please contact us about scheduling a presentation by iBAM faculty.

  • VOLUNTEER! Help us amplify the message of extending healthy aging or participate in human research to learn more about healthy aging.

  • STAY IN TOUCH! Request to be added to our News and Events email list and revisit our web page regularly to see the latest.


The Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism created a Midwestern Aging Consortium, which includes Mayo Clinic, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Northwestern University, University of North Dakota, Iowa State University and Southern Illinois University. The goal of the MAC is to bring together investigators with complementary expertise in the basic and translational research on the biology of aging, enhance training of the next generation of geroscientists, and obtain funding in areas of need in the upper Midwest, including rural health, indigenous populations, and training of URM.

We are a member of an international Alliance on Healthy Aging. Other members of the Alliance include the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, University of Groningen Medical Center, Groningen, Netherlands, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, and the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. The goal of the Alliance is to advance translation of geroscience research.


We are a proud member of the University of Minnesota Consortium on Aging, an interdisciplinary collaboration of leaders across the University to advance aging science as a focus of academic interest, clinical need, policy development, and educational innovation. We collaborate with the Kogod Center on Aging at the Mayo Clinic, an an innovative center where education, research, and medical practice unite to unravel mysteries surrounding aging and age-related conditions.


For centuries, STEM professions have been male-dominated fields. Women have come a long way in the fight for equal pay, gender equality and non-discriminatory policies. However, they are very often underrepresented in science. iBAM is founded on strong equality values and will continue to provide equal opportunity for all lab members and affiliates.


Work in Progress / Journal Club

We host a weekly Work in Progress meeting on Thursday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 pm on the Twin Cities campus and via Zoom. These seminars are open to UMN faculty, staff and students. If you are interested in attending or presenting, please send a note to kholmest@umn.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

U of M Headliners | Therapeutic Approaches for Healthy Aging

Check out the seminar on Therapeutic Approaches for Healthy Aging presented by Dr. Niedernhofer and Dr. Robbins! For more information about the Headliners Series, please visit their website

Innovation with IMPACT

Dr. Niedernhofer and Dr. Robbins participated in the UMF Innovation with IMPACT: Science of Care and Aging event. This premier cultivation and stewardship event connected top medicine and health donors, prospects, and community partners directly with key faculty experts.

UMF event photo

iBAM Retreat to the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories

iBAM faculty and staff at the annual retreat to Itasca State Park in Park Rapids, Minnesota. 

Retreat photo