Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology
Professor of Biological Sciences
Postdoctoral training, USC, 2000
PhD, UCLA, 1997
BS, University of North Texas, 1992
Cell Biology and genetics
Regulation of aging and multiple stress resistance systems in yeast and mammals
Valter Longo, PhD, is the Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science. He is also the Director of the USC Longevity Institute. He is interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of aging in yeast, mice and humans by using genetics and biochemistry techniques. He is also interested in identifying the molecular pathways conserved from simple organisms to humans that can be modulated to protect against multiple stresses and treat or prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease and other diseases of aging. The focus is on the signal transduction pathways that regulate resistance to oxidative damage in yeast and mice.