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Luigi Ferrucci

Scientific Director at the National Institutes of Aging (NIA)

Dr. Ferrucci has been Scientific Director at NIA since May 2011.

An epidemiologist who conducts research on the causal pathways leading to progressive physical and cognitive decline in older persons.

Career highlights:

  • Board Certification in Geriatrics (1982)
  • Chief of Geriatric Rehabilitation at Italian National Institute of Aging (1985)
  • Chief of the Longitudinal Studies Section at NIA (2002)
  • Director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (2002)

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See also: Institute National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Medical research agency that supports scientific studies

Details last updated 24-Jan-2021

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ARDD 2021 - 8th Aging Research and Drug Discovery Meeting

31-Aug-2021 to 03-Sep-2021

Online event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen chaired by Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Daniela Bakula and Alex Zhavoronkov, and with many speakers.

ARDD 2023 - 10th Aging Research & Drug Discovery Meeting

28-Aug-2023 to 01-Sep-2023

Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen

Extending Human Healthspan and Longevity


Online webinar focused on longevity extension without health related issues organized by The New York Academy of Sciences with Nir Barzilai and Pinchas Cohen as keynote speakers.

Longevity Medicine Workshop


Workshop is part of ARDD 2021 conference that brings health care providers involved in longevity, organized by Cassandra Coburn and Evelyne Bischof. (FREE)

Metabesity 2021

11-Oct-2021 to 14-Oct-2021

The Kitalys institute virtual conference targeting key questions that will impact the future of aging and extending healthspan

Targeting Metabesity 2022

10-Oct-2022 to 13-Oct-2022

The Kitalys Institute virtual conference about going beyond treating individual diseases to extending healthy lifespan

Luigi Ferrucci News

Eating less, living longer: the positive effects of calorie restriction

International Institute on Ageing (INIA) - 16-Oct-2023

Modest calorie reduction can activate genes for healthy ageing

Read more... reports back from Aging Research and Drug Discovery Meeting (ARDD 2023) (LEAF) - 26-Sep-2023

Key points from Arkadi Mazin's summary of 5 days of talks by geroscientists and biotech leaders


Interview with National Institute on Aging Scientific Director

Nature Aging - 14-Jan-2021

Most hallmarks of aging only described in mice, so far, but Luigi Ferrucci is still optimistic