Mission and Organization

The Aging Cell Repository is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and is a resource facilitating cellular and molecular research studies on the mechanisms of aging and the degenerative processes associated with it. The Repository was established in 1974 and the cells in this resource have been collected using strict diagnostic criteria and banked under the highest quality standards of cell culture. Scientists from more than 40 countries have used the highly-characterized, viable, and contaminant-free cell cultures from this collection for research on Aging. More than 1,000 papers have used samples from the Repository. These samples have been used in the identification of many disease genes including the gene for Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

The collections of the Repository include premature aging disorders, Alzheimer Disease, Gerontology Research Center samples from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, the Longevity Collection including the Aged Sib Pair Collection, the Adolescent Study, Apparently Healthy Controls, Animal Models of Aging and both human and animal differentiated cell types.

Organization and Contact Information

Nora Engel, PhD - Principal Investigator

Email: nengel@coriell.org  
Phone: (856) 757-4826

Jose Santana - Project Lead
Email: jsantana@coriell.org
Phone: (856) 757-4849

Adam Green - Project Lead
Email: agreen@coriell.org
Phone: (856) 757-9712

Thomas Cutts  - Project Manager
Phone: (856)-408-3781

General Inquiries
Email: NIA@coriell.org
Phone: (800) 752-3805