National Institute on Aging

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the AGING CELL REPOSITORY, is a resource facilitating cellular and molecular research studies on the mechanisms of aging and the degenerative processes associated with it. The cells in this resource have been collected over the past three decades using strict diagnostic criteria and banked under the highest quality standards of cell culture. Scientists use the highly-characterized, viable, and contaminant-free cell cultures from this collection for research on such diseases as Alzheimer disease, progeria, Parkinsonism, Werner syndrome, and Cockayne syndrome.

Disease Samples

Alzheimer's Disease
Aneuploid Chromosome Number
Ataxia Telangiectasia
Bloom Syndrome
Cockayne Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis
Dyskeratosis Congenita
Dystrophia Myotonica
Gerstmann-Straussler Disease
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria
Parkinson's Disease
Rothmond-Thomson Syndrome
Seip Syndrome
Werner Syndrome
Wound Healing Disorder
Xeroderma Pigmentosum

NIA News

  • Jan 2023

    Samples from Nonhuman Primates Now Available from NIA’s Aging Cell Repository

    Biological samples from nonhuman primates are now available from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Aging Cell Repository. The collection of nonhuman primate biomaterials available for distribution has recently been expanded to include 27 unique species, up from 10 previously. Several species have a broad representation of sex and age.

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  • Sep 2022

    The NIA Aging Cell Repository: A Resource to Foster Collaborations Across RCCN

    How might your aging research benefit from or contribute to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Aging Cell Repository? A recent webinar hosted by the NIA's Research Centers Collaborative Network explored the background of the collection held at Coriell, an introduction to induced pluripotent stem cells, and and the important role the Aging Cell Repository plays in aging research today.

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  • Apr 2022

    New Stem Cell Lines added to the National Institute on Aging’s Cell Repository

    Three novel human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines have been added to the Aging Cell Repository of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a biorepository of cell lines and DNA that includes samples from aging cohorts and premature aging disorders. The biorepository has been in the care of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research for nearly 50 years.

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