|The Aging Research Program (axis) is a unique multi-disciplinary centre at the Lady Davis Institute. Initially concerned with basic research on aging and dementia, it has grown to contain seven active laboratories in basic mechanisms of aging and age-related disease, as well as four clinical laboratories involved in clinical research, neuro-imaging of stroke and dementia, and health services delivery for the elderly. It also encompasses three active labs carrying out basic science and clinical research on aspects of bone disease and bone aging. Many of these activities are brought together in the The Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging. Members of the axis have their primary academic appointments within the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medicine, Surgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University and participate actively in the clinical activities of the adjacent hospital as well. The centre is supported by ongoing funding from the Lady Davis Institute, the JGH, and external grants. It is the largest and most productive centre focusing on all levels of aging research in Canada, publishing 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals annually.
There are extensive collaborations with other LDI scientists, particularly Uri Saragovi, and Stephane Richard. Rich collaborations exist with other McGill scientists such as Alan Evans at the MNI. There are also close collaborations with outside researchers including Eugenia Wang at University of Louisville.
Cognitive Neurosciences and Alzheimer's Disease
Molecular and Cellular Biology of Aging
Biological and Clinical Studies of Aging Bone