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)


U.S. News & World Report interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., and Nir Barzilai, M.D., about their aging research.  Drs. Cuervo and Barzilai are co-directors of Einstein’s Institute for Aging Research.

(Tuesday, August 09, 2016)

The New York Times interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about his upcoming clinical trial to determine if an existing FDA-approved drug can extend health span. Dr. Barzilai and his collaborators at the American Federation for Aging Research will investigate if metformin, a cheap and commonly used medication to treat type 2 diabetes, can delay the onset of several age-related diseases. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Monday, February 01, 2016)

National Geographic highlights the leadership role Nir Barzilai, M.D., is taking in a clinical trial to determine if a common diabetes drug can delay aging. Dr. Barzilai notes that the goal of the Targeting Aging with Metformin (TAME) study is not to find the “fountain of youth,” but to extend the number of healthy, active years humans can enjoy. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Thursday, December 03, 2015)

Science profiles Nir Barzilai, M.D., and the ambitious proposed clinical trial he is leading that would evaluate if metformin can delay aging in humans. The article details his meeting with FDA, which was supportive of the approach, and the key roles his collaborators at the American Federation for Aging Research are playing in the effort. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Thursday, September 17, 2015)

Scientific American interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about latest research advances for slowing or delaying the aging process in humans. Dr. Barzilai, who conducts longevity research with centenarians, notes his “superagers” tend to have a significant delay in the onset of age-related diseases and stay healthier longer. 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.

(Wednesday, July 01, 2015)

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
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