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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Dr. Barzilai's Bio
Dr. Nir Barzilai is the director of the Institute for Aging Research, the director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research. Dr. Barzilai, an endocrinologist, discovered the first "longevity gene" in humans. His research established that the gene variant that leads to high HDL, or "good cholesterol," is linked to healthy aging and extreme longevity. Dr. Barzilai is a former chief instructor of medics for the Israeli army and his work has been profiled by major outlets, including the New York Times, the BBC and PBS' NOVA scienceNow.
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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.