Institute for Aging Research

Nathan Shock Center of Excellence

Nathan Shock Center  

Nathan Shock Centers (NSC) of Excellence in the Biology of Aging has emerged to stimulate the investigator intellectual environment for specific fields of research and to provide technology that is not practicable the individual scientist. With its 3 research resource cores, pilot & feasibility awards, a designated mentor system program enrichment and a yearly mini-retreat, this Einstein Nathan Shock Center continues to transform the field. We call all investigators, at any center, who envision using our cores, to join us with the goal to target human aging and its associated diseases.

Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Proteostasis of Aging Core
Scientific Director: Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD
The Proteostasis of Aging Core provides state-of-the-art methodology for the study of changes in cellular protein homeostasis in aging and age-related disorders.

Dr. Nir Barzilai Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Chronobiosis and Energetics/Metabolism of Aging Core (CEAC)
Director: Nir Barzilai, MD
The CEAC offers intellectual expertise specific to the design, implementation and interpretation of studies targeting the understanding of energetics and metabolic consequences and mechanisms specific to aging.

Dr. Jan Vijg Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Genomics and Epigenomics of Aging Core (GEAC)
Director: Jan Vijg, PhD
The GEAC provide investigators with whole-genome association data from human centenarians and controls to assess their gene of interest in relationship to human aging and diseases. It provides sequence enrichment for next-generation re-sequencing of candidate gene regions, and genome-wide DNA methylation analysis using advanced high throughput technology.

Dr. Yousin Suh Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Research Development Core
Director: Yousin Suh, PhD
RDC provides funding for Pilot and Feasibility studies, enhances and supports E-NSC science at Einstein, identifies new faculty who have potential for "conversion" to aging research and provides continuous mentoring through grant applications, assists junior faculty and investigators new to aging research, and provides formal education in the biology of aging.


Nir Barzilai aging research albert einstein college of medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYNir Barzilai, MD (bio) 

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Genetics
Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research


Ana Maria CuervoAna Maria Cuervo, PhD, MD (bio) 

Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biology
Professor, Dept. of Anatomy & Structural Biology
Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Aging Research Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Belfer 701
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 430-3144
Fax: (718) 430-8557


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