Welcome to the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at MIT

The Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at MIT focuses on basic aspects of aging in a multi-tiered approach to provide novel ways to intervene in the aging process and potentially ameliorate health decline and diseases that occur at advancing ages. Projects include aging in adult stem cells, brain and muscle (Guarente lab), role of DNA damage and DNA repair in Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging (Tsai lab), and the role of chromosomal aneuploidy in aging (Amon lab). All told, this basic research will lead to new strategies to extend the period of robust health, which will provide considerable societal benefit.

The research work is carried out at 3 labs at MIT --

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research generously funds this research work. Further information on what each lab is doing can be found on our Research page.