Institute for Aging Research

Overview

The Institute for Aging Research conducts focused multidisciplinary investigations to unravel essential elements in the biology of aging.

Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging

Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging

The first center for research exclusively focused on the biology of human aging. more 

Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence

Nathan Shock Center of Excellence

The IAR is one of the nation's NIA-funded Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. more 

 

In the Media

Nir Barzilai MD Aging Research Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

The New York Times and NPR feature Nir Barzilai, M.D., and one of his centenarian study participants in a joint article on aging. (November 19, 2014)

The New York Times profiles Nir Barzilai, M.D. (September 27, 2014)

Wall Street Journal features new research by Nir Barzilai, M.D. that found lower levels of growth hormone are associated with extended lifespan in centenarians. (March 25, 2014)

Ana Maria Cuervo MD PhD Aging Research Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

The Scientist features Ana Maria Cuervo's discovery of how cells selectively break down their waste, and the health consequences that arise when that process malfunctions. (November 1, 2013)

Bloomberg News interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about Novartis’ efforts to develop FDA-approved drug rapamycin as an anti-aging, preventative therapy. It was long believed that rapamycin suppressed the immune response, rendering it unsuitable for long-term use in older adults. However, Dr. Barzilai notes that a recent “watershed” moment occurred when new research found it merely modulated the immune response in humans, clearing the way for more research. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein and attending physician at Montefiore Medical Center.

(Thursday, February 12, 2015)

The New York Times and NPR feature Nir Barzilai, M.D., and one of his centenarian study participants in a joint article on aging. Dr. Barzilai notes that as a scientist, his goal isn’t to help people live longer, but to live healthier. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein and attending physician at Montefiore Medical Center.

(Wednesday, November 19, 2014)

Wall Street Journal features new research by Nir Barzilai, M.D. that found lower levels of growth hormone are associated with extended lifespan in centenarians. Concerns about the dangers of using human growth hormone (HGH) as an anti-aging agent—a growing $4 billion industry—are increasing. Dr. Barzilai notes hormones that might have some beneficial effect for children with stunted growth may have a negative effect on aging adults. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of Einstein's Institute for Aging Research.

(Tuesday, March 25, 2014)

NPR interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about a new study that showed men who adopted healthier lifestyles had longer telomeres. Telomeres protect the tips of chromosomes and are associated with lower risk for many chronic diseases and longer lifespan. Dr. Barzilai notes that the study doesn't answer the fundamental question of causation — whether someone is healthy because they have longer telomeres or someone's telomeres become longer because they are healthy. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of Einstein's Institute for Aging Research.

(Tuesday, September 17, 2013)

Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., in a Forbes article about his aging research and the genetic determinants of healthy longevity. Dr. Kabat reports that Dr. Barzilai’s lab has discovered several genetic variants that appear to extend human health-span, one of which is the basis of a drug currently in phase III clinical trials. Dr. Kabat is a senior epidemiologist at Einstein. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of Einstein’s Institute for Aging Research.

(Thursday, May 30, 2013)

Director

Nir Barzilai aging research albert einstein college of medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYNir Barzilai, MD (bio) 

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Genetics
Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research
 

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Aging Research Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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