Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

Characterization of Marmosets as a Geroscience Model by the San Antonio MAP

Texas Biomedical Research Institute


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Principal Investigator(s)
Ross, Corinna
Funded by
National Institutes of Health
Research Start Date

As the human population shifts to a higher proportion of aged and geriatric individuals, it is critical that we develop appropriate animal models in which to test interventional methods to maintain human health and to systemically treat age-related disease. Marmosets offer a unique model in which to evaluate the translational gap between cellular aging and clinical application. The San Antonio Marmoset Aging Program (SA MAP) has the required leadership and research team, and the aged and geriatric marmosets (and collected tissue banks) necessary to use a geroscience approach to address the effects of aging and intervention on hallmarks of aging.

Collaborative Project
Disease Modeling