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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.

Advanced Glycation End Products As Drivers of Age-Related Disease

Pankaj Kapahi makes his case to the research community and the public

Tara Tracy joins faculty at Buck Institute

Neuroscientist studies synaptic dysfunction and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

World’s first Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality established at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging

“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

First patient treated with drug based on Buck research

June 25, 2018: Unity Biotechnology, which incubated at the Buck Institute, has treated the first patient in a Phase I clinical trial evaluating a drug to selectively eliminate senescent cells in moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee...

Geriatrician-scientist John Newman, MD, PhD, joins the Buck faculty

Geriatrician and researcher in the field of aging poised to bridge gap between lab and clinical practice.

Largest “pan-cancer” genomics study spurs future efforts to enroll patients in specialized “basket” clinical trials

Buck professor Chris Benz is senior co-author of several papers publishing in Cell based on the Cancer Genome Atlas project.
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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events that feature Buck science


Formal research seminars

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Inflammation & Aging: The Levy Community Seminar & Member Event

A conversation with Buck professor Judy Campisi

North Bay Science Discovery Day

100 hands-on experiences for kids and kids at heart!

Bay Area Aging Meeting (BAAM)

Industry event

Climate science, life science – the premier independent scientific institute in the Bay Area is a great venue to discuss critical issues. We love important conversations! #Livebetterlonger

Delighted to host our Congressperson @RepHuffman and the North Bay Climate Action Summit at the Buck today. We love being part of the critical conversations going on in our community. #Livebetterlonger

How do we make 95 the new 25? @BuckInstitute president and CEO @EricVerdin discusses how aging research can ensure longer lives are healthier lives in our latest blog post for #HealthyAgingMonth! Read more at

We DEFINITELY trust them! Celebrating Postdoc Appreciation Week at the Buck! #Livebetterlonger

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