The Huffington Center on Aging is mandated to train the next generation of graduate students who will focus on the biology of aging, geroscience, or gerontology as career scientists.

Graduate students interested in the biology of aging must focus on aging-related research, attend the weekly Biology of Aging Seminar Series and participate in the Journal Club on Aging.  First-year students must have at least two research rotations in laboratories studying aging-related biology and perform dissertation research on age-related studies.  Students will develop an understanding and become learned in the biology of aging, geroscience, and gerontology by enrolling in the didactic courses on the Biology of Aging I and the advanced Biology of Aging II  These courses are organized by the HCOA and hosted by the Cancer and Cell Biology and the Development, Disease Models & Therapeutics graduate programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.