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About EAGR

The UConn Undergraduate Education in Aging and Geroscience Research (EAGR) Program is an education and research initiative sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

This Program integrates Coursework, Research, and Outreach activities.

What makes this program unique?

EAGR Summer Research Program Application

Interested in a career in research? Get involved by applying for a full-time Summer research position in a geroscience lab at UConn or UConn Health!

How do I apply?

EAGR Coursework

The EAGR curriculum expands upon existing coursework in the MCB department and includes new specialized courses in the biology of aging.  The two primary Geroscience courses that are part of the curriculum are at the 3000-level:

Cell Biology & Genetics of Aging (MCB 3985; Fall).  This research literature-based class teaches students the hallmarks of aging, crosstalk among such biological mechanisms, and geroscience concepts and techniques.

Anti-Aging Therapeutics (MCB 3841W; Spring).  This writing class guides students in reading and communicating about modern behavioral, nutritional, and pharmacological strategies for promoting healthy aging.  Writing is geared to both lay/public and scientific audiences.

Tell me more!

Stay tuned for more information about a multidisciplinary Geroscience minor.