Biological Sciences Section Awards

Nathan Shock New Investigator Award

Nathan ShockThe Nathan Shock New Investigator Award is given annually for innovative and influential publications. Established in 1986 to honor Dr. Nathan Shock, a pioneer in gerontological research at the National Institutes of Health, and a founding member of The Gerontological Society of America, the award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research. 

March 31, 2018


  • Nominees must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or equivalent degree and must be within seven years of their postdoctoral research.
  • Formal nomination letter.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • A summary of the research (no more than 1,000 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A re-print of relevant research papers.

Nature of Award
The recipient receives a certificate, and will present a brief lecture at the Biological Sciences Section Business Meeting and Award Presentation at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Nomination Process
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link:

Past Awardees
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