Seeking to advance research into the molecular mechanisms behind aging, the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research committed $5 million over five years to the Salk Institute Jan. 8 to launch the Glenn Consortium for Research on Aging.
The newly formed center will draw from nine of Salk’s leading labs specializing in genetic analysis, stem cell biology and metabolic research. The studies seek to answer the question of whether there’s a defined biological process of aging universal to all organisms.
Salk became the third institution, along with Harvard University and MIT, to receive major funding from the Glenn Foundation to study aging at a molecular level.
The Santa Barbara-based Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, started by philanthropist Paul Glenn in 1965, aims to extend healthy life spans through research into the biological mechanisms of aging.
, Heather Chambers