Professor, Developmental and Molecular Biology
Professor, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Co-Director, Institute for Aging Research
Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)
Director, Institute for Aging Research
Director, Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging
Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research
AgingBiology of agingLongevity genes
Dr. Barzilai 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 has been profiled by major outlets, including The New York Times and PBS’ “NOVA scienceNow.” read more...
Vice Chair and Professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Einstein
Director, Montefiore Headache Center
Director, Einstein Aging Study, Einstein
Edwin S. Lowe Chair in Neurology, Einstein
A noted authority on headaches and migraine, Dr. Lipton is director of the Montefiore Headache Center, recognized internationally for its leadership in the diagnosis, classification and treatment of headache disorders. Dr. Lipton is also director of the Einstein Aging Study, which has been examining both normal brain aging and the special challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias since 1980. read more...
Professor and Chair, Genetics
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics
Dr. Vijg studies the molecular genetic changes associated with aging. Instability of genome and epigenome – the entire set of an organism’s genes and the switches that control their activity – has long been implicated as the main cause of cancer and of the loss of organ and tissue function associated with aging. read more...
Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health
Professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Dr. Hall is a biostatistician recognized for leading important long-term studies of aging and dementia. His research has shown, for example, that brain-stimulating activities delay the onset of dementia. He is the longtime director of the statistical core of the Einstein Aging Study, one of the longest-running prospective studies of aging in the country. He is also the lead statistician for the data coordinating center of the federally funded World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring & Treatment Program, which provides free health monitoring and treatment for workers and volunteers involved in the rescue, recovery and clean-up activities at the WTC site in New York City.
In his aging studies, Dr. Hall has pioneered the use of change-point models – powerful statistical tools for detecting subtle but meaningful changes in data. He has used these models to show that having more years of formal education or engaging in cognitively stimulating leisure activities appear to protect against developing clinical dementia symptoms. He is also involved in an Einstein study investigating the role of genes in exceptional longevity. read more...