Facilitating aging research across institutions in the upper Midwest

The overarching goal of the MAC is to provide a platform to promote and facilitate advances in aging research in the upper Mid-West. The MAC takes advantage of the particular strengths of each of its comprising institutions that include the Mayo Clinic and the Universities of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, North Dakota, Ohio State, Iowa State, Illinois-Chicago and Southern Illinois.

Our mission is to establish a network of aging research investigators in the Midwest, facilitate expanded and interdisciplinary research through shared resources and expertise, provide an infrastructure to enhance collaboration, and foster the development of new ideas and new lines of investigation to advance biology of aging research.

Our vision is to create a community of aging research investigators with complementary expertise in basic and translational biology of aging, enabling members to pursue multi-site funding that leverages expertise, resources, and scientific networks across state lines.