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Company Overview of Buck Institute For Age Research

Company Overview

Buck Institute For Age Research operates a non-profit scientific research institute. Its facility focuses on understanding the connection between aging and chronic diseases. The company also develops regenerative medicine and aging programs. Buck Institute For Age Research was founded in 1985 and is based in Novato, California.

8001 Redwood Boulevard

Novato, CA 94945

United States

Founded in 1985





Key Executives for Buck Institute For Age Research

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Senior Vice President for Institute Relations
Director of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Buck Institute For Age Research Key Developments

SENS Research Foundation Announces New Research Program on Age-Related Neurodegeneration with Buck Institute for Research on Aging

The SENS Research Foundation has launched a new research program in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Dr. Julie K. Andersen will be leading the project in her lab at the Buck. The program is focused on the formation of tau tangles in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. It will explore the elimination of these age-related waste products in brain cells, using the same approach that SRF has applied in its atherosclerosis and macular degeneration research projects in recent years. The Andersen lab will bring its own expertise in age-related neurodegeneration to the project.

Buck Institute for Research on Aging Appoints Eric Verdin as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Buck Institute for Research on Aging announced the appointment of Eric Verdin as new President and Chief Executive Officer. Verdin joins the Buck from the Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology, where he served as Associate Director and Senior Investigator, focusing on the role of metabolism and diet in aging and on the chronic diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s. Dr. Verdin is also a Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Edward Lanphier, the Institute’s interim President and CEO, will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees, as Chair of the Finance Committee, and as an advisor to Dr. Verdin.

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging Announces Executive Changes

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging announced the appointment of Edward Lanphier as president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., who resigned his position in order to devote all of his time to leading his pioneering Geroscience research at the Buck. Mr. Lanphier, a member of the Buck Institute’s Board of Trustees since 2012, brings more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to this role, as well as significant nonprofit experience with globally focused research and advocacy organizations. Mr. Lanphier is the Founder and current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sangamo BioSciences Inc. These changes are effective immediately.

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