Our Mission

Imagine living with strength and vitality throughout your life span, growing older with vigor and without disability. The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies brings together the world’s leading scientists in aging and longevity research, and providing them with the latest technologies in the application of cutting-edge research methods, supports their drive for excellence in scientific inquiry, an essential element to bringing good health and enhanced quality of life to our aging population.

Aging affects everyone. Never before in the history of humankind has understanding how and why we age been so important. As human life expectancy continues to increase, so must our scientific knowledge of aging processes to ensure healthy longevity, free of the disabilities brought about by age-related diseases and conditions.

Our Mission is to understand the basic biology of aging, discovery of therapies that will treat and cure the diseases of aging by fostering dynamic, collaborative research, education and training of our future scientists and clinicians, as well as promoting public awareness of age-related issues.