Cultivating a passion for inquiry: That’s our scientific method

We want everyone, at every age, to be as excited about science as we are.

The Buck is a place for education

Our mission includes training the next generation of aging-science researchers and sharing our science with the community. Our educational opportunities include programs for graduate students as well as community education programs for K–12 students, teachers, and adults.

Graduate student opportunities

The Buck Institute provides a unique and welcoming environment for sponsored graduate students who want to pursue studies focused on the aging process or age-related diseases. Our collaborative research approach provides rich opportunities for students to interact and learn from scientists in various disciplines.

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Our commitment to scientific advancement

The Buck Institute is committed to training the future scientists of the world to engage in rigorous, innovative, high-caliber research, in their pursuit of better outcomes for age-related disease.

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Advanced Courses for Scientists

The Buck offers intensive master classes on various topics for scientists and researchers wishing to improve their skills. Classes combine theoretical lectures and practical data-handling exercises.

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Learning Center and demonstration lab

Our Learning Center is a beehive of activity! It's where local students and community members of all ages get excited about science and find out about the groundbreaking work being done at the Buck to help people live better longer. The 1,400-square-foot center is dedicated to engaging students with science so they can see that it is exciting and that it can improve all our lives. The center has 30 seats and a fully equipped demonstration lab to train our youngest emerging scientists.

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Education to inspire the next generation of scientists

The Buck offers specially designed programs for elementary school through high school students, all geared toward introducing young minds to the newest ideas and discoveries.

Field Trips

Field trips to the Buck are designed to show students what a research institute is like, and to have fun doing science! Field trips are available for K-12 classes, scout troops, and homeschool groups.

Summer Camps

Each summer, the Buck offers summer camps for students aged 9-14 years old in our state-of-the-art 1,400 square foot Learning Center, as well as the 2-week High School Immersion Program.

High School Summer Scholars

Each summer the Buck Institute for Research on Aging provides a seven-week research internship to prepare local high school students for careers in biomedical and Geoscience research.

STEAM Engine

A collaboration of Buck science and the Marin County Office of Education, this program develops curricula materials to prepare teachers for the Next Generation Science Standards.

Never stop learning

Keeping adults up to date on our research is a priority for the Buck. We offer regular opportunities for older adults and other members of the community to connect with us and learn about how our research can help them live better longer.

Our next Lifelong Learning course on the Biology of Aging begins May 4th, 2020. This 5 week course is intended for a non-scientific audience to get the inside scoop on the exciting science going on at the Buck and in labs across the world. We will meet weekly in the Learning Center for lectures and discussions with experts from across the institute. The Lifelong Learning course is generously sponsored by Navigage.

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Come and share in the excitement. Our doors are open, and we love talking about our science.

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We rely on donations to support the science that we believe will add years to people's lifespan and decades to their healthspan.