Research Programs

Within the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, investigators in seven research programs work to understand all elements of the aging process, including age-related diseases and conditions that affect the health span. The research is underscored by a unique collaborative approach with a shared goal of improving quality of life during aging, typically measured by years of independent living and remaining free of age-related diseases and disabilities.

Aging Bone and Muscle Program

The Aging Bone and Muscle Program brings together investigators from multiple disciplines to help define and understand how bone and muscle wasting dysfunction are linked to fundamental cellular processes in aging. Read more.

Cardiovascular Function and Aging Program

The Cardiovascular Function and Aging Program is focused on identifying and targeting fundamental biological mechanisms that contribute to declines in cardiovascular function with aging. Read more.

Cellular Senescence Program

The Cellular Senescence Program researches the basic biology of aging, with an ultimate goal of preventing or reversing conditions associated with aging and improving the health span. Read more.

Healthy Aging and Independent Living Program

The Healthy Aging and Independent Living Program within the Kogod Center on Aging is designed to translate discoveries about the biology of aging from the laboratory to the bedside and back. Read more.

Metabolism, Nutrition and Aging Program

The Metabolism, Nutrition and Aging Program supports research engagement by Mayo Clinic faculty in both mechanistic and translational research that focuses on understanding the impact of energy metabolism and nutrition on the aging process. Read more.

Regenerative Medicine and Aging Program

The Regenerative Medicine and Aging Program researches the impact of cell and organ transplantation on the aging process, including adult stem cell transplantation. Read more.

Translation and Pharmacology Program

The Translation and Pharmacology Program supports research in a coordinated, bench-to-bedside approach that aims to improve the aging process for older adults. Read more.