USC and Buck Institute Launch Nation’s First PhD Program in Biology of Aging

To tackle the rising prevalence of age-related diseases and the challenges and opportunities presented by a growing elderly population, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging today announced a joint PhD program in the Biology of Aging, the first in the nation. The interdisciplinary doctoral program will draw on the two institutions’ long-established leadership and expertise in understanding the connection between aging and chronic disease through biomedical research..