On April 18, 2016, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology hosted the annual What's Hot in Aging Research at USC symposium. This year's event focused on how nutrition and diet interact with genetics to influence lifespan.
Faculty at the USC Davis School conduct basic and applied research across multiple disciplines, which provides graduate and postgraduate training in the biological, social, policy and behavioral sciences.
Gerson Galdamez, who graduates from the Human Development and Aging program this spring and will pursue a PhD in Gerontology, wants to make a difference by researching how to defend older adults against abuse.
Findings from new study led by USC University Professor Eileen Crimmins challenge assumptions that increased longevity is a sign of good health.
Tested in both mice and human cells and produced in the energy-producing mitochondria of cells, the proteins may lead to greater understanding of aging-related diseases from diabetes to Alzheimer’s to cancer.
“Fundamentals of Gerontology” course provides team of busy professionals with valuable evidence-based information on aging, says LA Dept. of Aging General Manager and USC Davis alumna Laura Trejo. Next online classes start April 4!
A beloved grandmother was a big reason why she decided to study aging, says Shivanti Kariyawasam MSG '16.