About the 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.

​Scientists and clinicians, programmatically grouped into Units, work together to identify and test dietary, pharmacological, regenerative and engineering approaches to prevent multiple diseases of aging and maximize healthspan. The LI focuses on projects that can be rapidly translated into patient wellness (diet, engineering) as well as projects that have long-term goals (pharmacological, regenerative, engineering).

​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.

​An additional goal of the Longevity Institute is to educate the community about the latest strategies to protect against aging and prevent the onset of age-related diseases.


Research Units
Research Topics
Bioengineering Aging
Diet and Exercise Cancer
Pharmacology Cardiovascular Diseases
Regeneration Diabetes
  Neurodegenerative Diseases

| In the News

May 8, 2017
Kelvin Yen awarded the 2017 Hanson-Thorell Family Research Scholarships.

May 1, 2017
Pinchas Cohen is on the panel, "Will You Live to a Healthy 100", that explore the pioneering discoveries bringing us closer to healthy aging at the Milken Institute 2017 Global Conference.

May 1, 2017
Sean Curran discusses the ageing process and the major challenges to be solved so we can live healthily and well in the Nature Podcast: Grand Challenges: Aging.

April 29, 2017
Eileen Crimmins signs National Academy of Sciences registry of membership.

February 24, 2017
Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'.

November 10, 2017
Frankfurt, Germany Valter Longo receives 2016 Friedrich Merz Guest Professorship.

Novemeber 4, 2017
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Mara Mather talks at the EMBL conference on "The Past in the Present - The Making of Memories".

| Events

May 3, 2017
USC Downtown Building

Special Reception to Launch the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
Drs. Valter Longo, Roberta Buono and Sebastian Brandhorst receive  Commercialization Awards from the USC Stevens Center for Innovation

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