Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."
As the percentage of aging population grows, the need to understand the aging process has become a priority for public health. The Biology of Aging discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program encompasses lectures and laboratory experience in molecular, cellular, and physiological mechanisms of aging, thereby preparing students to thrive at a unique interface of bioscience and medicine. More than 160 faculty members at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies are actively involved in biomedical and clinical research associated with aging, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
I was attracted to the work being done in at the Barshop Institute because their faculty were using powerful techniques to interrogate the prominent (some might say dogmatic) oxidative stress theory of aging. The school offered a chance to study exactly what I'm interested in, alongside scientists who tackle the most important questions. That's hard to turn down.
ADMISSIONS AT A GLANCE
Students receive a stipend of $30,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program.
Fall/January 1 (Priority)
Fall/March 15 (Final)
Dr. James Nelson,