Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Live Better Longer

aka Buck Institute for Research on Aging   |   Novato, CA   |  http://www.buckinstitute.org

Mission

At the Buck, we aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations. We bring together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to study mechanisms of aging and to identify therapeutics that slow down aging. Our goal is to increase human health span, or the healthy years of life. Located just north of San Francisco, we are globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging, the number one risk factor for serious diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes. The Buck wants to help people live better longer. Our success will ultimately change healthcare.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Eric Verdin

Main address

8001 Redwood Blvd.

Novato, CA 94945 USA

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Formerly known as

Buck Center for Research in Aging

EIN

94-3030609

NTEE code info

Other Medical Research N.E.C. (H99)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.) (U50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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To end the threat of age-related disease for this and future generations.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Research Programs

The Buck Institute's research programs explore longevity as well as age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, cancer, and stroke. Scientists work collaboratively to understand the structural biology and mechanisms of aging through study of stem cells, programmed cell death, mitochondrial dysfunction, genomics, epigenetics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.

Population(s) Served

The Buck Institute has amassed the scientific leadership, the research momentum, and state-of-the-art facility to lead the world in aging research breakthroughs. Gifts to the Great Minds program underwrite the costs of attracting and supporting new world-class scientific talent as well as launching their laboratories.

Population(s) Served

The goal of the Summer Scholar's initiative is to provide a unique summer internship opportunity to high school and college students. Matched with a mentor in the laboratory, students gain hands-on, meaningful experiences working "on-the-bench" in a cutting-edge, non-profit research environment.

Population(s) Served

The Institute partners with Dominican University to provide an interdisciplinary Masters in Biological Science degree - the first of its kind in the nation. Graduate students attend classes at both institutions and conduct research in the Institute's laboratories.

Population(s) Served

The Buck Institute is continuously seeking out
creative ways to promote both our work and the importance of basic biomedical
research in living longer, healthier lives. To that end, the Institute hosts seminars, provides weekly tours, participates in community outreach, and maintains an in-depth website.

Population(s) Served

To discover biomarkers of aging

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To bring together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age, with the goal of increasing human healthspan and ultimately changing healthcare.

1. To recruit the world's leading experts on aging
2. Turn basic science into cures.
3. Become the world's foremost evidence-based authority on aging
4. Build for the future
5. Support the general operations fund.

The Buck is one of the first independent nonprofits studying aging in the world. Established in 1999, we currently have more than 20 labs advancing research and making cutting- edge discoveries in areas such as Neurodegeneration, Basic mechanisms of aging, Senescence and inflammation, Exercise, nutrition and metabolism and regenerative medicine among others.

We have successfully secured a group of exceptional scientists studying age related disease and the aging process. Our scientists are partnering with clinical and translational partners and are developing new compounds and technology. The Buck receives substantial funding from the NIH.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bill Poland

Charles La Follette

La Follette Capital

James Edgar

Edgar, Dunn and Company

Bill Poland

Bay West Group

E. Lewis Reid

Community Foundation Sonoma County

M. Arthur Gensler

Gensler

Steven Hauser

University of California, San Francisco

Shahab Fatheazam

Lincoln International

Jim Gerber

Western Athletic Clubs, Inc.

Fay Hartog Levin

Res Publica Group

Larry Rosenberger

Fair Isaac

Richard "Dick" Bodman

PurThread Technologies, Inc.

Edward Lanphier

Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No