Advanced degrees in the biology of aging
The Buck provides several avenues to further your education in geroscience.
A unique and welcoming environment
The Buck Institute provides a unique and welcoming environment for current or prospective graduate students who want to pursue studies focused on the aging process or age-related diseases. Our many collaborative research efforts facilitate a rich learning environment as well as opportunities for interactions with scientists in various disciplines, e.g., genetics, metabolism, cell biology, neuroscience, and physiology. PhD students sponsored by their home country, or a degree-granting organization can complete their doctoral studies under the mentorship and supervision of one of our faculty. As outlined below, three programs also operate in close association with the Buck Institute.
Master of Science programs
PhD Program in the Biology of Aging
Graduate Student Society
All graduate students who perform their research at the Buck Institute automatically become members of the Buck’s Graduate Student Society (GSS). This student-run organization provides a platform for students to develop additional plans for their career and social growth while also working closely with the Buck administration and faculty to improve the overall experience for all graduate students at the Buck. The GSS meets monthly to discuss advocacy for student life at the Buck, schedule career development seminars, organize social gatherings, and discuss ways to improve students’ overall educational experience.
The GSS also hosts the annual Buck Student Aging Symposium, an all-day internal conference which provides students an opportunity to present their research to the Buck community.