A Study to Assess Markers of Aging Process


About this study

The purose of this study is to develop assays to identify markers related to aging processes in a variety of biospecimens, including but limited to blood, urine, saliva, buccal swabs, cerebrospinal fluid, tissue, etc. 

***Not enrolling for cohort 2 at this time.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

Cohort 1 - Prospective biospecimens collection from 200 total healthy women and men.

  • Healthy male or female over 18 years old.
  • All racial and ethnic groups are eligible.
  • Able to provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Incarcerated individuals.
  • Pregnant women.

Cohort 2 - banked specimen collection from Mayo Clinic Biobank (50 subjects).
Cohort 3 - surgical waste collection. In this case, a waiver of consent will be applied as subjects will not be known before collection to research staff.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Tamara Evans

(507) 284-1004


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