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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.

Conversations at the Buck: The COVID-19 Pandemic

View archived sessions on our webinar page: New webinar series coming in June! Join our mailing list below to stay up to date on the latest news...

Faculty Guest Blog: Delirium and COVID-19

Dr. Newman tackles the issue of rising cases of delirium during the COVID-19 pandemic. How can we stop it?

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.

“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

Focusing on metabolism and aging, the Buck joins the fight

Study in Nature highlights international effort to find existing drugs that show promise against COVID-19.

Buck researchers discover how cellular senescence leads to neurodegeneration

Findings available to scientists studying both dementia and brain cancer.

Stage is set to develop clinically relevant, senescence-based biomarkers of aging

Proteomic Atlas of Senescence-Associated Secretomes can be used by the research community to speed translation of therapeutics to clinical use
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Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation

Formal Research Seminars

POSTPONED until further notice.
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Bay Area Worm Meeting 2020

POSTPONED. Please check back for rescheduled date.

Brain Camp


Model Organism Camp


A good excuse to eat some quarantine baking? A study of 160 genetically distinct #Drosophila lines under #dietaryrestriction finds a decoupling of healthspan and lifespan in many strains. Congrats to Dr. Wilson in the Kapahi lab for this important work!

The Buck is hiring! Winer and Furman labs at Buck Institute are seeking an independent and highly motivated recent PhD or MD/PhD graduate with a strong background in immunology to study mechanisms of cytokine storm with age using mouse models.

We caught a favorite word on the @NPRweekend Sunday Puzzle. We bet you wouldn’t need to ask for the definition!

Today and every day, working with PRIDE to help us all live better longer.

THANK YOU to my amazing @BuckInstitute colleague Kai Zhao and friends for organizing the donation last month of thousands of much-needed N95s and other PPE from China to Bay Area hospitals including @SFVAMC. Thank you for helping my VA colleagues and the veterans we care for!!

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