Basic Research

The Duke Division of Geriatrics supports basic research initiatives at several collaborating centers.

Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

The Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center advances basic medical discovery about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia through a brain tissue donation program that supplies tissue to investigators at Duke University, major medical centers, and pharmaceutical companies across the United States and worldwide.

Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Basic studies of cellular aging at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development are exploring:

  • The importance of signal transduction pathways in cellular senescence and the role of programmed cell death (apoptosis)
  • The role of transcription factors that control cell growth and proliferation in aging cells