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 

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

 
 

Faculty Honors

  • Rajat Singh (Associate Professor) received a NIH/NIA R21 Award, received an American Diabetes Association Innovative Basic Science Award
  • Britta Will (Assistant Professor) received a Leukemia Research Foundation Award
  • Fernando Macian (Professor) received a Michael J. Fox Foundation Award
  • Ana Maria Cuervo (Professor) received a JBP Award
  • Esperanza Arias (Instructor) was awarded a Pilot and Feasibility award from the NIDKK through the Liver Research Center to work in “Role of Akt/mTOR Signaling on CMA-Dependent HCC Formation and Progression”
  • Dual Honors - Evripidis Gavathiotis, Ph.D. 
 

Student & Trainee Honors

  • Greg Krause (MSTP) was awarded a Rainwaters Foundation travel fellowship to attend the Tau Consortium Investigators Meeting, Dallas Jan 2018 
  • Julio Madrigal (Postdoc) was invited to present his work at a plenary session of the American Diabetes Association Meeting Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Immaculada Tassett (Instructor) and Greg Krause (MSTP) were selected to present their work as oral communication in the Northeast Glenn Symposium on Biology of Aging, Conneticut Nov 2017
  • Julio Madrigal (Postdoc Cuervo lab) received an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship 
  • Ignacio Guerrero-Ros (PhD Student at the Macian Lab) co authored the first study directed by Dr. Fernando Macian (pathology) demonstrating preserved autophagy in T cells in families with extended longevity. Dr. Barziali and Dr. Atzmon were collaborators in this study published in J. Gerontology 
 
 
 

In the Media

BBC News features an article and video on the longevity research of Nir Barzilai, M.D., and his planned clinical study on the effects of the drug metformin on age-related disease. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Thursday, December 21, 2017)

NBC News’ Today features the longevity research of Nir Barzilai, M.D., and his planned clinical study on the effects of the drug metformin on age-related disease.  Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Wednesday, September 13, 2017)

The New York Times interviews Gil Atzmon, Ph.D., and Nir Barzilai, M.D., about their study linking longevity with a common genetic mutation in men. Dr. Atzmon is associate professor of medicine and of genetics. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Monday, June 19, 2017)

The New York Times interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., on the development of self-driving cars to serve older adults. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Thursday, March 23, 2017)

The Washington Post interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about Donald Trump’s health, human aging, and questions about the factors affecting longevity and healthspan. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

Directors

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
 

 

Ana Maria CuervoAna Maria Cuervo, PhD, MD (bio) 

Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biology
Professor, Dept. of Anatomy & Structural Biology
Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases
 

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Contact Us

Aging Research Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Belfer 701
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 430-3144
Fax: (718) 430-8557

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