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cooper2Although home to the study of aging, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology welcomed the youngest lab facility on campus on Friday, March 1.

After a lengthy construction process that converted the basement of the Andrus Gerontology Center into a state-of-the-art lab complete with offices and meeting rooms, Pinchas Cohen cut the ribbon on his new lab, thanking the provost’s office, faculty, staff and students, as well as the construction team.

“This is the nicest lab I’ve ever seen and it’s remarkable how construction was completed on time,” Cohen said. “Our next goal is to revamp our third-floor labs to surpass this one.”

Marking almost a year since his installation as dean of the USC Leonard Davis School and executive director of the Andrus Gerontology Center, Cohen then gave attendees a tour of the lab, which included specially tiled floors in the shape of mitochondria.


“I am thrilled to begin a new chapter in my research as well as in the history of the USC Leonard Davis School,” Cohen said. “This wonderful facility will serve as a birthplace of innovation and development as well as a beacon of the world-class, excellent science for which the USC Leonard Davis School is famous.”

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