Yes. The Division of Aging Biology of the National Institute on Aging funds Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging across the U.S.
The Centers provide leadership in the pursuit of basic research into the biology of aging. They do so through a Research Development Core that administers small start-up funds locally and organizes national annual meetings to highlight specific areas of research.
In addition, each Nathan Shock Center has several specialized cores that provide services to Shock Center members, as well as for-fee services to the community at large. The cores are different in each Center, depending on the strengths of each Institution.
In addition to The Jackson Laboratory Shock Center, there are currently four other funded Centers:
University of Michigan
· University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
· University of Washington
· Albert Einstein College of Medicine Institute for Aging Research