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




Diet and Exercise





Research Topics

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases