USC Longevity Institute
Because of the unique tradition of aging research, the broad longevity-related research, and the quality of the faculty, departments and schools involved at USC, the Longevity Institute represents one of the leading institutes for translational research on aging and age-related diseases.
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PhD candidates take core courses on the molecular and cellular biology of aging and age-related diseases, and then select a speciality among neuroscience, molecular, and cellular biology, stem cell and regenerative sciences, and biomedical sciences.
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The synergism created by the various laboratories from 5 USC Schools is attracting leading scientists interested in a longevity research-centered approach to improve human health. This group has been able to acquire large government and private grants.