Congratulations to NIA’s Nancy Nadon, PhD, on Retirement


It’s with mixed emotion that we at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research congratulate longtime program officer Nancy Nadon, PhD, on her recent retirement from the National Institute of Aging.

During the time of our collaboration with Dr. Nadon, the NIA’s Aged Cell Collection at Coriell has made great strides, adding induced pluripotent stem cells to give researchers unmatched flexibility, and in 2015, Coriell was awarded $6.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to support the collection.

“Dr. Nadon was a treasured collaborator and she’ll be deeply missed,” said Deborah Requesens, PhD, the collection’s principal investigator at Coriell. “Our work with the NIA has been crucial to age-related disease research and our continued partnership will ensure that remains true for many years to come.”

The institute’s partnership with the NIA is one of its longest-running and has helped to build one of the world’s most valuable biobanks representing age-related diseases, including premature aging disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. Samples from the NIA collection have been used in the identification of many disease genes including the gene responsible for Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

Coriell is looking forward to working with Dr. Nadon’s replacements, Dr. Francesca Macchiarini and Dr. Manuel Moro, to ensure the collection remains a vital resource for researchers around the globe.

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