Events & Outreach


Impacts of Sleep and Circadian Biology on Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging
October 25th – 28th
This intensive, 3.5-day, in-person, interdisciplinary conference incorporates sleep and circadian biology and focuses on genetics, genomics, and computational biology approaches within the fields of aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
This course will feature:

  • Morning seminars to introduce trainees to the fundamentals of sleep/circadian biology and advanced computational approaches in genetics and genomics.
  • Hands-on afternoon workshops focusing on ‘omics’ analyses, career development, grantsmanship and ethics.
  • Breaks and evening discussions for networking with faculty and participants.
  • An opportunity for participants to present short talks or participate in a poster session.

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Systems Immunology in Aging and Complex Diseases
September 9-10th
This 2-day live, virtual meeting will break down silos of specialization and will coalesce leading scientists from three disciplines (immunology, aging and computational biology) with shared interests in understanding aging at the systems level and in curing aging-related diseases. Topics that will be covered will include senescence, immune system aging, cognitive decline with aging, and clinical and genomic biomarkers of aging. In addition, there will be talks on recent advances in genomic technologies such as single cell profiling technologies and microbiome profiling. Participants will have access to recordings and meeting content for two weeks after the meeting ends.
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Best Practices for Using Animals in Aging Research
June 23rd 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Are you a researcher who is new to aging research? Or an established investigator in aging research looking for new insights on the best use of animal models in your research? Aging animal studies have special considerations, including identifying proper ages, proper number of ages to use, sample sizes at each age, and issues associated with choosing genetic backgrounds. The Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center held a webinar that provided practical information on using animal models for research in the biology of aging. This one-hour webinar covered the following:

  1. Overview of lifespan analysis
  2. Critical issues in animal husbandry
  3. Issues concerning genetic background(s)
  4. Considerations of experimental design

View Recording Here

Aging Interest Group Meeting
May 5th 2021 3:00 – 4:00 PM
 Presenter: David Harrison, Ph.D., Professor, The Jackson Laboratory
Title: ““Benefits from the Intervention Testing Program of the NIA”

Presenter: Matt Mahoney, Ph.D., Senior Computational Scientist, The Jackson Laboratory
Title: ““Learning histological signatures of aging in the kidney using neural networks”

Aging Interest Group Meeting
March 3rd 2021 3:00 – 4:00 PM

“Hallmarks of Aging : The Immune System Takes the Lead”
Presenter: David Furman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director | Buck AI Platform  The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Director | Stanford 1000 Immunomes Project Stanford University
Adjunct Faculty | Leonard Davis School of Gerontology University of Southern California  

Aging Interest Group Meeting
January 6th 2021 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Presenter: Jun-yeong Lee, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Title: “CGI- gene misexpression during aging”

Presenter: Sam Beck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Title:“Identification of anti-aging pharmaceutics using community knowledge”

Presenter: Jarod Rollins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Title: Systematic screening & validation of anti-aging pharmaceutics”

Presenter: Ron Korstanje, Ph.D. Associate Professor, The Jackson Laboratory 
Title: “Validation of JQ1 in the mouse”


JAX Aging Interest Group Meeting
November 4th 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST – Virtual

Presenter: Teresa Easterbrooks, B.S., Graduate Student, University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Title: “Beyond B6: Senescence & Senolytics in a Genetically Diverse Population”

Presenter: Cintia de Paiva, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Title: ““ Loss of ocular mucosal tolerance with aging is accompanied by changes in T regulatory transcriptome.”

Presenter: Shoshana Yakar, Ph.D., Professor, New York University Dentistry
Title: “Effects of somatopause on the aging skeleton”
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Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting
November 4 – 8, 2020 | Virtual Organized by GSA.
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University of Washington Geroscience Virtual Symposium 2020
October 23, 2020 | Virtual
8:00am-2:30pm PST. Conference Organizers: Alessandro Bitto, PhD and Mitchell Lee, PhD.
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2020 Masoro-Barshop Conference on Aging “Epigenetics in Aging and Age-Related Disorders
October 14 – 16, 2020 | Virtual
Conference Organizers: Bess Frost, PhD and Candice E. Van Strike, PhD
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JAX Nathan Shock Center Executive Advisory Board Meeting
October 1st 2020, 1:00-4:00 PM EST, WebEx Video Conference
Private Meeting – Invitation Only

Systems Immunology in Aging and Chronic Diseases of Aging
September 2nd-4th 2020, JAX Genomic Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut
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American Aging Association (AGE) Annual Meeting – Metabolism of Aging
June 17th – June 21st 2020, Madison Wisconsin
Link to Agenda

Aging Interest Group Meeting
February 5th 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Bar Harbor, ME & Farmington, CT
“Heterogeneity: A fundamental feature of aging with implications for improved and more precise care of older adults” Presenter: George Kuchel, Director, UCONN Center on Aging, University of Connecticut 

“Synapse loss in aging cortical circuits”, Presenter: Erik Bloss, Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory

JAX Center for Aging Research Meeting
Monday February 3rd 2020 Bar Harbor Maine

  • PI Updates (10 min)
  • Team Project Updates (20 min)
  • Collaborative Cross Requests Review (15 min)
  • Executive Advisory Board Invitation Update (5 min)

JAX Center for Aging Research Scientific Meeting
Monday March 9th 2020

  • Scientific Presentation (20 min)
  • Review Ongoing Projects (20 min)

Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meetings
Annual Scientific Meeting
November 4 – 8, 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Aging Interest Group Meeting
December 4th 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST, Bar Harbor, ME & Farmington, CT
“Aging and the Molecular Clock”, Presenters: Danielle Bruns, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Recent Studies Using Aged C57BL/6J Mice from JAX Production”, Presenter: Andrew Schile, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Advisor, The Jackson Laboratory

Geoscience Summit
November 4th & 5th 2019, Bethesda, Maryland
The third Geroscience Summit, organized by the trans-NIH Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG) provides a forum for novel interactions between disease-focused professional societies and foundations, and the community of researchers and practitioners of geroscience. The aim of the Summit is to draw the attention of researchers and professional societies focused on specific age-related diseases to the emerging field of geroscience and its potential role in combating those diseases.

Systems Biology of Aging: Data Science Meets Geroscience
September 4th-5th 2019 The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine Farmington, CT
2-day meeting bringing together leading scientists in immunology, aging, and computational biology with shared interest in understanding aging at the systems level and in curing aging-related diseases.

Biology of Aging Gordon Research Conference
July 14th-19th 2019, Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River, Newry ME
Biology of Aging Gordon Research Conference
Molecular, Cellular and Physiological Determinants of Lifespan and Healthspan
On behalf of the The Jackson Laboratory’s Nathan Shock Center, Ron Korstanje presented a poster on the available resources for the aging research community.

17th Annual Meeting of the Complex Traits Community
June 9th – June 11th 2019, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
Presenters from the Churchill Laboratory:
Gary Churchill: “The Genetic Architecture of Insulin Secretion
Greg Keele: “Integrative QTL analysis of gene expression and chromatin accessiblility identifies multi-tissue patterns of genetic regulation
Isabela Gyuricza: “Differential gene and protein expression from the aging heart of Diversit Oubred mice
Andrew Deighan: “Hematologic Predictors of Lifespan in Diversity Outbred Mice
Duy Pham: “Genetic Drivers of Protein Expression in Pancreatic Islet Cells

American Aging Association (AGE) Annual Meeting
May 30th – June 2nd 2019, San Francisco, California
Translating Aging Research
Held in conjuntion with the 2019 International Geroscience Symposium, pre-meeting May 29-30
Link to AGE meeting information

Aging Interest Group Meeting
April 3rd 2019 3:00PM-4:00PM Bar Harbor ME & Farmington CT
It is not just Mom’s Fault: How Paternal Obesity can Modulate the Cardiac Function of Future Generations“, Presenter: Suelen Guedas Zeca, Visiting Scholar, Rosenthal Laboratory
Choosing Appropriate Diet for Metabolism Manipulating Drugs“, Presenter: Raghav Pandey, Postdoctoral Associate, Rosenthal Laboratory

Aging Interest Group Meeting
February 6th 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Bar Harbor ME & Farmington CT
“Transcriptomics data and the aging heart” Presenter: Isabela Gerdes Gyuricza, Intern, Churchill Laboratory
 “Do micro-organisms have anything to do with aging?”Presenter: George Weinstock, PhD, Professor, The Jackson Laboratory


Aging Interest Group Meeting
October 3rd 2018 3:00-4:00 PM, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME & Farmington, CT
“The Middle-Aged Bone Marrow Microenvironment Drives Hematopoietic Stem Cell Aging Through Altered Production of IGF1” Speaker: Kira Young PhD, Postdoc Associate, Trowbridge Laboratory
“CpG islands & chromatin architecture changes with aging” Speaker: Samuel Beck PhD, Assistant Professor, Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory

August 6th & 7th 2018
Nathan Shock Center External Advisory Board Meeting
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research 2018
July 28th – August 11th, 2018, MDI Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME
Link to Schedule

Nathan Shock Centers Summit
June 27th – July 1, 2018 American Aging Association (AGE) 47th Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Markers Associated with Lifespan in Diversity Outbred (DO) Mice” Presenter: Nathan Shock Center Director Luanne Peters, PhD

Aging Interest Group Meeting
August 6th 2018, 3:00-4:00 PM, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor Maine & Farmington, CT
“Protein Changes in the Aging Heart”  Speaker: Daniel Alfonsetti, Summer Intern, Churchill Laboratory
2-deoxyglucose and Autoimmunity” Speaker: John Wilson, Research Assistant, Roopenian Laboratory
“Identifying the Cause of Decreased Urin pH in Mice on Caloric Restriction” Speaker: Ron Korstanje, Assistant Professor

Aging Interest Group Meeting
April 4th 2018, 3:00PM – 4:00 PM The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME & Farmington, CT
“Data Blitz” Speaker: Leah Graham, Post-Doctoral Associate, Howell Laboratory
“The Genetics of Histological Changes in the Aging Kidney” Speaker: Ron Korstanje, Ph.D
“Body Weights, Fasting, and Lifespan” Speaker: Gary Churchill, Ph. D.

Aging Interest Group Meeting
June 6th 2018 3:00-4:00 PM, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME & Farmington, CT
“Data Blitz”  Speaker: Amy Dunn, Post-Doctoral Associate, Kaczorowoski Laboratory
“The Aging Lymphoid Immune System”  Speaker:  Muneer Hasham, Ph.D., Research Scientist
“The Hypothalamus and Alzheimer’s Disease”  Speaker: Kristen O’Connell, Ph. D., Assistant Professor

JMG Seminar
March 1st 2018 10:30am -11:30am, Bar Harbor, ME & Farmington CT
“Aged Hematopoitic Stem Cells Drive Aging-Associated Immune Remodeling” Speaker: Hartmut Geiger, PhD, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Host: Jennifer Trowbridge, The Jackson Laboratory

Aging Interest Group Meeting
February 8th 2018 3:00PM – 4:00 PM The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME & Farmington CT
“Identifying pre-symptomatic gene signatures predictive of resilience to Alzheimer’s”Speaker: Sarah M. Neuner Pre-Doctoral Associate, Kaczorowski Laboratory
“Transcriptomic and Proteomic Profiles Reveal Specific Patters and Genetic Drivers in Renal Disease”Speaker: Yuka Takemon, Research Assistant, Korstanje Laboratory
“Rapamycin in Mice”  Speaker: Peter Reifsnyder, Research Assistant, Harrison Laboratory

Aging Interest Group Meeting
December 5th 2018, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME & Farmington CT
“Data Blitz” Speaker: Andrew Deighan, Research Data Analyst, Churchill Laboratory
“Metformin Intervention Prevents Cardiac Dysfunction in a murine model of Adult Congenital Heart Disease” Speaker: Mauro Costa PhD, Research Scientist
Aging Signatures of Immune System in Mice and their Correlation with Human”  Speaker:  Ahrim Youn, PhD, Application Computational Scientist, Ucar Laboratory


Aging Interest Group Meeting
December 6th 2017, 3:00PM – 4:00 PM The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME & Farmington, CT
“Diversity in Aging Genetics: An overview of the JAX Nathan Shock Center” Speaker: Gary Churchill
“Systems Genetics Identifies Resilience Factors in Normal Cognitive Aging” Speaker: Catherine Kaczorowski
“Data Science Meets Geroscience” Speaker: Duygu Ucar
“The Role of myeloid cells in aging and AD” Speaker: Gareth Howell

JAX Aging Center Annual Meeting
August 28th-29th 2017, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Nathan Shock Centers Preconference Symposium at AGE
June 9th, 2017 New York Marriott, Brooklyn, NY


JAX Symposium on the Genetics of Aging
August 12th 2016, Bar Harbor, ME

Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research
June 19th-July 3rd, 2016 Bar Harbor, ME
Co-sponsored with Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME

Personalized Geroscience
June1-2, 2016, NIA Shock Centers Joint Symposium, Seattle Washington
In conjunction with 45th Annual Meeting of  the American Aging Association

From Genome Biology to Evolution of a Personalized Predictive and Proactive Gerontology
April 29th 2016 UConn/Jackson Lab Symposium on Genomics of Aging, Farmington, CT


Stem Cells and Development/Aging and Adult Onset Disease Modeling
October 26-29th 2014, Bar harbor ME
In conjunction with the 28th International Mammalian Genome Conference

Health, Function, Independence and Creativity through Aging Research
March 19th-20th, 2014 Farmington, CT
Co-sponsored with The Connecticut Aging Center (Dr. George Kuchel, Director), Farmington, CT