Nir Barzilai, M.D.
Director of the Institute for Aging
Research Director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging
Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research
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The Longevity Genes Project
What if people could live to be 100 and beyond and still be healthy, active and engaged?
What if there were a way to age without a slow and painful decline?
In the Longevity Genes Project at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Nir Barzilai and his team conducted genetic research on more than 500 healthy elderly people between the ages of 95 and 112 and on their children.
The identification of longevity genes by Einstein researchers could lead to new drug therapies that might help people live longer, healthier lives and avoid or significantly delay age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The Longevity Genes Project Video Series
This video series includes informative interviews with Dr. Nir Barzilai, who leads the Einstein longevity research efforts, and with four study participants whose diverse and compelling stories will inspire you. We invite you to view all of the videos and leave comments. Click on the links below to view each segment.
Research: Dr. Nir Barzilai
Personal Profiles: Lilly Port: Age 96 | Harold Laufman: Age 98 | Irma Daniel: Age 103 | Irving Kahn: Age 104
||Sunita Reed, Sandy Chase, Lisa Cai
||Jeff Adorno, Sunita Reed
||Najam Hayat, Adam Hochman, Linus Surgeon
||Lisa Cai, Kelly Stiles
||Christopher Iannantuoni, Deirdre Branley
|Print and Graphic Design
||Peter Dama, Roy Temkin
||Kimberly Newmann, Lynne Hoppe, Deirdre Branley
|Recruitment of Study Participants
||William Greiner, R.N., M.S.