The Common Fund’s Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet) Program was established to comprehensively identify and characterize the differences in senescent cells across the body, across various states of human health, and across the lifespan. SenNet will provide publicly accessible atlases of senescent cells, the differences among them, and the molecules they secrete, using data collected from multiple human and model organism tissues. To identify and characterize these rare cells, SenNet will develop innovative tools and technologies that build upon previous advances in single cell analysis, such as those from the Common Fund’s Human Biomolecular Atlas Program and Single Cell Analysis Program. Lastly, SenNet aims to unite cellular senescence researchers by developing common terms and classifications for senescent cells.

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Collection of Articles Reports Adances in Building Cellular Organization Maps of the Human Body

Joao Passos‘s new publication Spatial mapping of cellular senescence: emerging challenges and opportunities is out now!

NIH launches program to map a rare type of non-dividing cells implicated in human health and disease

Molecular Atlas of Senescent Cells Could Chart Way to Therapies for Age-Related Diseases and Cancer

Pitt teams tapped to develop ‘Google Maps’ of cells important in aging

$125 Million in Grants to Study Cellular Aging to Be Coordinated from Pittsburgh 

CMU CompBio Researchers Take Leading Roles in NIH SenNet Program

Buck Institute awarded $12.7 million from NIH to join SenNet, Cellular Senescence Network

Tissue Mapping Center for Cellular Senescence Launched at Yale Cancer Center to Study Human Lymphoid Organs

NIH supports studies on senescent cells: UW Medicine will be part of the Cellular Senescence Network to research these cells in aging and other processes.

Dr. Hemali Phatnani Awarded NIH Grant to Build 3D Atlas To Map “Senescent” Cells and Probe Their Role in Human Aging and Disease

$7.5 million to study elusive cell type important in aging, cancer, other diseases

Brown University researcher awarded NIH SenNet grant to investigate senescent cell microenvironments across multiple tissues

UT Health Science Center San Antonio among group tapped by NIH to map senescent ‘zombie’ cells in the body

Senescent Cell Tissue Mapping Will Facilitate Study of Aging and Chronic Diseases