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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.

Uric acid pathologies shorten lifespan in flies, highlighting the need for screening in humans

Backed by human genetics, research in flies provides potential drug targets for gout, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and kidney stones

Buck faculty chronicle 30 years of research on aging in review article published in Nature

Six Buck faculty members highlight discoveries that have moved the field forward.

Cellular Senescence: A Contradictory Condition

Read about how Advait Thaploo, winner of the high school Summer Scholar blog contest, spent the summer discovering a new way to induce cellular senescence

“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

The Buck announces first faculty appointments for the Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality

Lei Lei, PhD, Shiying Jin, PhD, Francesca Duncan, PhD, and Jennifer Garrison, PhD are the first faculty members to join the Buck Institute’s Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality.

Bees are buzzing to the Buck, with the support of the Impact Circle!

Buck professor Simon Melov awarded $100,000 at the most recent Buck Impact Circle.

Buck professor Gordon Lithgow receives prestigious award from the American Aging Association

Denham Harman Award recognizes lifetime achievement in research on aging
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Formal Research Seminars

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Exercise: A gateway drug for living longer

Levy Family Community Seminar

Dr. Jen Gunter: Separating Myth from Medicine

The Buck hosts the Commonwealth Club

Buck Job Alert! The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science of Aging (CADSA) at @BuckInstitute has an opening for a Machine Learning Postdoctoral Fellow to support research programs in aging and age-related disease. #livebetterlonger

Happy #seniorcitizensday! Or, as the Buck likes to think of it, happy #regularpeople who happen to have been alive for a while day! Just like every other day, we are at work to help us all #livebetterlonger

Buck Faculty Dr. Judy Campisi’s groundbreaking work on cellular #senescence featured in Australia! #livebetterlonger

There’s still so much to learn about the ketogenic diet! Great summary of the current scientific debate from the NYTimes! #livebetterlonger

Becoming a parent shouldn’t be a nail-biting experience— wait until they’re crawling for that! @techreview discusses how our groundbreaking new Center will shine a spotlight on the connection between women’s health, fertility, and aging #livebetterlonger

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