Female reproductive longevity

Exploring the critical relationship between reproductive function and aging.

Our focus is aging

While aging research is seeing unprecedented acceleration, the area of women’s reproductive longevity has remained underappreciated. Thanks to a significant gift from Nicole Shanahan, the Buck is establishing the Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality. This will be the first facility anywhere in the world focused solely on reproductive equality and longevity as it relates to aging and ending the threat of age-related disease.

Results from some recent small investigational studies suggest that there are several potential molecular mechanisms contributing to ovarian aging, including impaired DNA repair, metabolic/energetic disorders, and mitochondrial dysfunction. We are looking forward to building on these preliminary findings to further the understanding of the mechanisms of reproductive senescence and potentially develop strategies to prevent or delay ovarian aging.


We're Recruiting!

The new Center for Female Reproductive Longevity and Equality is recruiting faculty for full-time positions in the study of female reproduction as it relates to aging and ending the threat of age-related disease. Applications from highly qualified individuals are invited for the position of director of the center, as well as for positions at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. This is a unique opportunity to conduct innovative research in a field ripe for advancement. Collaborative opportunities are available for interaction with researchers in multiple fields of aging research in basic and translational science.

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Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Send your letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of three references by email to: Juniper Pennypacker at jpennypacker@buckinstitute.org

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