The USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center

A new and fully integrated multi-institutional center focused on training the next generation of geroscientists and providing access to cutting edge geroscience technologies to investigators across the nation.

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Together, the USC-Buck NSC is greater than the sum of its parts

The USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Biology of Aging is a new and fully integrated multi-institutional center focused on training the next generation of geroscientists and providing access to cutting edge geroscience technologies to investigators across the nation. The USC-Buck NSC is devoted to forging a deeper understanding of how and why aging processes cause disease in order to advance the translation of basic research on aging into effective preventions and therapies. Specialized cores provide services to all Shock Center members, as well as for-fee services to the community at large.

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Cores

Administrative / Program Enrichment Core (APEC)

The APEC core aims to integrate the USC-Buck NSC across USC and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

The Research Development Core (RDC)

The RDC core will provide training in state-of-the-art methodologies, coordinate Research Sabbaticals in Aging and mentorship opportunities with world-class faculty and educational opportunities.

The Genomic Translation Across Species Core (GTASC)

The GTASC core will overcome a historical barrier of connecting geroscience research in model systems to human health and aging.

The Cellular Senescence and Beyond Core (CSBC)

The CSBC core will determine how specific cell fates (e.g. senescence, apoptosis, competition) contribute to aging and methods of intervention across models.

The Geroscience Technology Core (GTC)

The GTC core will provide vouchers for access to a range of technology platforms and deep expertise in many aspects of aging.

Leadership

Pinchas Cohen

Dean, USC Leonard Davis School

Eric Verdin

President and CEO, Buck Institute

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