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The Buck Institute is the first independent research facility in the United States focused on understanding the connection between aging and chronic disease. Our mission is to extend the healthy years of life. Buck Institute scientists work in an innovative, interdisciplinary setting to understand the mechanisms of aging and to discover ways to prevent or treat age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, cancer, stroke, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes.
The Institute's major source of support comes from peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. Foundations and private donors contribute other significant funding. An endowment from the Buck Trust Fund provides approximately 14 percent of the Institute's annual budget.
Operating budget FY 2014 -- $38 million
Total number of full time employees: 212
Including volunteers, students, visiting scientists and temporary employees, the Institute's workforce numbers 327.
31% of employees have PhD's or MD's; two U.S. MD's are on staff.
Twenty seven different countries are currently represented in employee base