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Conversations at the Buck: The COVID-19 Pandemic

We hope you enjoyed our COVID-19 Webinar series in April and May. Click below to view the archived sessions. We will be hosting another webinar series in June. Join our mailing list (bottom of the page) to stay up to date on our latest news and events.


The Buck is the world’s premier scientific research institute focused solely on the biology of aging. For more than 20 years our mission has been to end the threat of age-related disease to help people live better longer. Because the novel coronavirus disproportionately impacts adults over 60 we know that our expertise is critical, and that is why we have refocused the work of many of our labs to join the fight against COVID-19.

During this time of disruption, we are eager to lean into our scientific expertise to fight this virus – a fight which includes a commitment to provide the public with evidence-based information on health and disease.

We have a network of colleagues both inside and outside of the Buck who have important perspectives on how to think about, deal with, and potentially treat this pandemic. We feel privileged to be able to share their insights with you in a special web series focused on COVID-19.

We have been speaking to leaders in health care, epidemiology, and molecular biology to bring an array of perspectives to this global health crisis. We hope you can join us for our next webinar series in June.

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Wednesday, April 15th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst
Eric Verdin, MD
President and CEO, Buck Institute
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco



Monday, April 27th
4:00pm est/1:00pm pst
Larry Brilliant, MD, MPH
Chair, Ending Pandemics




Wednesday, April 29nd
2:00pm est/11:00am pst
Melanie Ott, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology
Professor, Medicine, University of California, San Francisco



Monday, May 4th
3:00pm est/12:00pm pst
John Newman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF Medicine



Wednesday, May 6th
1:00pm est/10:00am pst
Nevan Krogan, PhD
Director, Quantitative Biosciences Institute at University of California San Francisco
Director, Gladstone Institute

Adjunct faculty, Buck Institute


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Science is showing that while chronological aging is inevitable, biological aging is malleable. There's a part of it that you can fight, and we are getting closer and closer to winning that fight.

Eric Verdin, MD, Buck Institute President and CEO

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