The Larry L. Hillblom Center for Integrative Studies of Aging brings together researchers with overlapping interests in the basic biology of aging. It is a highly efficient and collaborative space that helps speed progress towards new discoveries.
The new wet laboratory and laboratory support areas encourage cross-disciplinary science and the development of innovative research. There are currently four research groups occupying this state-of-the-art facility each lead by Buck faculty. Judith Campisi, PhD, is internationally known for her research on the relationship between cancer and aging. Simon Melov, PhD, is an expert in genomics, metabolism and aging in model organisms and humans. Pankaj Kapahi, PhD, studies the relationship between nutrition and aging in model organisms and Gordon J. Lithgow, PhD, is an expert in stress and aging. The four laboratories have extensive collaborations as function of the workspace, and have become very integrated with a free flow of information and reagents throughout the Center. A number of prominent discoveries have been published from the Center.
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging was granted $2,000,000 from the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation in 2007 to create the Larry L. Hillblom Center for Integrative Studies of Aging. The objective of the grant was to provide 11,700 square feet of new laboratory space to house up to five research programs.
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