Live better longer.

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.

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

Naked Mole-Rats: Live Slow, Die Old

Naked mole-rats have unusual biology, like cancer resistance, that presents a unique opportunity for aging researchers to uncover their secrets.

“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

More details on 500% lifespan extension highlight Buck’s role in moving science forward

The dramatic lifespan extension occurred in a worm with mutations in two different cellular pathways known to influence aging and lifespan.

Get to Know the New Chair of our Board of Trustees – In Conversation with Jill Kinney

Jill Kinney likes to live well and move fast. After building one of the most successful fitness club businesses in the world, she was looking for another way of having an impact on health and wellness...

The Bia-Echo Foundation announces the Global Consortium for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality in partnership with the Buck Institute

The Consortium will award $7.4 million in grants over the next two years to scientists around the world...
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Here’s what’s happening

Upcoming events at the Buck

Service Animal Accommodation

Formal Research Seminars

POSTPONED through April.
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2020 Design for Aging


Bay Area Worm Meeting 2020

Abstract deadline: May 23

Brain Camp

Designed for students ages 10–12 years old

It was so great to see each other's faces during our virtual Town Hall yesterday while we shelter-in-place.

We are continuing to add to our #covid19 page with institute updates, news, and resources to help keep yourself and loved ones healthy.

Hear about why #COVID19 might be disproportionately impacting older adults and learn more about how the Buck can use our expertise in aging to fight against it

CEO @EricVerdin outlines the Buck's role in an international effort, led by Buck adjunct professor Nevan Krogan, to develop drugs against #COVID19. We will bring expertise in aging and metabolism to the project.

Buck labs getting used to remote meetings: staying connected and productive! Thanks Lithgow lab!

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Join the fight against age-related diseases

You don’t have to be a scientist to make an important contribution to research on aging. We rely on donations to support the science that we believe will add years to people’s lifespan and decades to their healthspan.

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