University of Wisconsin-Madison

Postdoctoral Fellowship on the Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases T32

Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

The Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases NIH/NIA T32 training program is led by Dr. Sanjay Asthana and Dr. Rozalyn Anderson. Our training program and expert mentoring team covers the spectrum of aging research, from basic mechanisms of aging to biology of age-related disease, and translational studies of preventative interventions and clinical application. This unique grant covers career development for postdoctoral scholars through didactic training in Basic and Translational Aging Biology, mentored training and professional skill development, the Biology of Aging Seminar Series, and support for conference attendance. For more information about our mentors, trainees, program directors, and more please visit:

The major mission of our T32 is to provide interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art training to talented postdoctoral fellows in both biology and clinical/translational research in aging and related diseases. With an impressive history of success over the past 25 years, our T32 grant has generated an outstanding record of academic success, with 96% of the postdoctoral fellows trained over the past 15 years pursuing an academic career.

Our Biology of Aging T32 program is directed by Sanjay Asthana, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Gerontology, an acclaimed physician scientist with extensive experience in clinical and translational aging research. Dr. Asthana has overseen the training of 47 predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and T32 Associate Director, is actively focused on caloric restriction within biology of aging research. Dr. Anderson has had many years of interaction and participation with this exceptional program.

Stipend for this position is based on the Ruth L. National Research Service Award Stipends for postdoctoral trainees.

To Apply:

Submit the following to This position will remain open until filled and candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.

  • Letter stating research interests and how they relate to aging (Attention: Dr. Sanjay Asthana)
  • CV (indicate dates of support on previous NIH training grants, if applicable)
  • Transcripts of ALL college coursework (copies acceptable)
  • GRE and/or MCAT scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of the letters must come from a faculty member in a related field)

All individuals who did not complete their advanced degree in the United States must submit a certification that it is equivalent to a degree from a U.S. college or university. See to obtain information from one of the organizations listed.


Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident by date of award

Must have completed an advanced degree by start date (PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent)

This opening is intended for individuals who are committed to a research career in the biology of aging and intend to spend a minimum of two years in the postdoctoral position.

Questions? Please contact Sara Seton at

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Last updated: 2020-12-03