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Working to create a world where everyone can have
healthy minds and healthy bodies at every age.

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A mission-driven community
of investigators

The Buck is a collective of the world’s top scientists in the field of aging who are sharing their methods and
expertise to find ways to help everyone lead fuller, healthier lives by ending age-related disease.

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Advancing the frontiers
of research on aging

Using cutting-edge science to tackle aging, the #1 risk factor for chronic disease.

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Our mission is to end the threat of age-related disease for this and future generations

We believe it is possible for people to enjoy their lives at 95 as much as they do at 25, and to achieve that, we’re seeking a more comprehensive understanding of the biology of aging itself.

Advancing the frontiers
of aging research

Using cutting-edge science to tackle aging, the #1 risk factor for chronic disease.

Researchers outline strategy for testing ketone bodies against COVID-19, other respiratory infections

Review in Med highlights the role of geroscience in the fight against this and future pandemics.

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and The Buck Institute for Research on Aging Win $4.6 Million NIA Grant

Prestigious award establishes the USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging.

What the experts are saying: Part 2 of our biggest takeaways from our COVID-19 webinars

Public health, personal responsibility

“What I want people to know about the Buck is the incredible commitment and excitement that permeates the walls of this institution. We are pushing the frontiers in an area that is going to impact all of humanity. I cannot tell you exactly when this will happen, but I can tell you big discoveries will come out of the Buck.”

Eric Verdin, MD, Buck Institute President and CEO

Buck professors receive a prestigious award from the American Association of Cancer Research

Congrats to Chris Benz, Christina Yau, and the rest of the team receiving the AACR Team Science Award for their transformational work on The Cancer Genome Atlas!

New tools will enhance the specificity of imaging in the mouse brain

Researchers image neural circuits by targeting the cell body using ribosome tethering

Eat less and live a long healthy life? Study shows “not in all cases”

Results from research involving 160 genetically distinct strains of fruit flies give insight into what will likely happen in humans using dietary restriction to add extra years (and extra health) to life.
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Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation

Formal Research Seminars

FRS talks are being held via Zoom through 2020.
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JOB OPP! Kapahi & Campisi labs looking for #Postdoc to study impact of cellular senescence in neurodegenerative diseases. They are collaborating to study role of advanced glycation endproducts (#AGEs) in cellular senescence and its impact on #Alzheimers.

Hot off the Buck blog press! In our 2nd blog of #COVID19 webinar takeaways, get a quick digest of the overlapping personal and public health recommendations curated from our conversations with experts. Hope your bingo card has #mask on it!

We love having something to get excited about!

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging is looking for a Systems Administrator to support all technology platforms. Reporting to the IT Director, this role’s primary focus is to support Windows Server platforms and to be the expert in this technology.

It's not magic, it's science! Science from our own @GeriSciDoc, @BriannaStubbs, @EricVerdin and colleagues at UCSF

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