Welcome to the new Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity

and Aging Studies

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The building was designed by Alamo Architects and constructed by Vaughn Construction.
Groundbreaking – October 2017
Topping Out – October 2018
Occupancy – Fall 2020

Building Features:

  • Laboratories – Open labs to foster collaboration; Ability to upsize or downsize; Flexible casework; Shared equipment spaces
  • Write up spaces outside of labs
  • Collaborative spaces with moveable furniture throughout the building
  • Outdoor seating areas at main entrance

3 floors including a vivarium, laboratories and office space

Square footage: 109,785

Approximate cost: $70 million

Meet our team

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.

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.

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Ann, Sam and Jamie Barshop“Sam would have been very, very proud of this outstanding building and the exceptional researchers who are making so many exciting discoveries. Their efforts will help us all to grow old as slowly as possible, and with vitality.”

– Ann Barshop

Honorable mentions

The construction of the new Barshop building was made possible by these generous, forward-thinking individuals.

The Barshop family sitting side by side

The Barshop Family

The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies was founded through a transformative gift from the late Sam Barshop and his wife, Ann Barshop, and their family.

Zachry Family

The Zachry Family

A $1 million gift from Bartell and Mollie Zachry named the Zachry Laboratory. The lab is dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease research in the Barshop Institute led by Bess Frost, PhD

Lisa Bailey

The Bailey Family

Lisa Bailey supports groundbreaking Alzheimer’s research while also honoring the memory of her parents through the Robert and Jo Nell Bailey Endowment for Alzheimer’s Discovery.

Connor Family

The Brown Foundation

The Brown Foundation supported the establishment of the Barshop Institute through transformational gifts during its inception. We recognize Toby and Barbie O’Connor for their pivotal role securing this research funding.