PhD Program in the Biology of Aging
The nation’s first formal PhD Program in the Biology of Aging offers graduates unprecedented opportunities to learn from world leaders in the field of aging research – both at the Buck Institute and the USC Davis School of Gerontology in Los Angeles. The program will enable the next generation of scientists to enter the field fully prepared to participate and make their own breakthroughs aimed at extending human healthspan.
The comprehensive interdisciplinary graduate program draws on the strengths of both organizations. A wide breadth of courses will include molecular biology, neuroscience, protein chemistry, cell biology, endocrinology, metabolomics, stem cell technology and regenerative medicine, pharmacology, mathematics, evolutionary biology and others. Students will study closely with a faculty mentor and have opportunities to collaborate on research and publications, attend colloquia, participate and attend national meetings, and to develop a professional network to support an independent career in the field of research on aging.
A program overview and admission information is available on the USC Davis School of Gerontology website. The first class will began in the fall of 2014.