Winning the Race Against
Time - Together

The UCSF Bakar Aging Research Institute brings together scientists and clinicians from all UCSF campuses to address the most critical and intractable questions related to the Science of Aging.

Our members draw from the Memory and Aging Center, the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging, the Division of Geriatrics, which supports the Claude D. Pepper Center, the Institute for Health and Aging, and the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotion Center, as well as many departments.

Our diverse perspectives and breadth of approaches, coupled with the well-established collaborative environment at UCSF, ensure that we are uniquely positioned to achieve three primary goals.

To uncover the molecular and cellular underpinnings of how and why we age, as a roadmap to understand what sets the stage for developing age-related diseases, such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disease

To develop cutting-edge technologies and therapeutic approaches to diagnose and tackle diseases of aging and help people live healthier and more independent lives

To establish best practices for the equitable care for those older adults in our communities, who may be living with the cognitive and physical impairments that are common with advancing age, improving quality of life for everyone