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Nir Barzilai

Founding director of the Institute for Aging Research.

Dr. Nir Barzilai is the founding director of the Institute for Aging Research, the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Einstein). He also directs the Longevity Genes Project, a genetics study of over 600 families of centenarians and their children. The participants are all Ashkenazi Jews, a group selected for their genetic homogeneity, which makes it easier to identify significant genetic variations. Dr. Barzilai found that many of the centenarians had very high levels of HDL, or the “good cholesterol." Dr. Barzilai is also co-founder of CohBar, Inc., a biotechnology company developing mitochondria based therapeutics to treat diseases associated with aging.

He's also founder of Academy for Health & Lifespan Research.

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World's aging researchers unite to accelerate breakthroughs in longevity.

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World's aging researchers unite to accelerate breakthroughs in longevity.


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.


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 Leaders World Congress 2021
04-May-2021 to 07-May-2021

The virtual event for leaders in longevity science, technology, business and finance organized by Longevity Leaders (LSX).

24-Sep-2021 to 26-Sep-2021

Online event about longevity boosting with many speakers from the biotech, pharma and diagnostics and other fields

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

Nir Barzilai Creations


Secrets of the Healthiest, Sharpest Centenarians, a book by Nir Barzilai.

Nir Barzilai News interviews Dr. Nir Barzilai about metformin, longevity genes and more (LEAF) - 29-Jun-2021

Optimistic on ageing research and a breakthrough human trial to extend healthspan


Nature Biotechnology reviews the state of play of senolytics

Nature Biotechnology - 12-Nov-2020

In August, Unity announced that its lead drug candidate had failed to beat a placebo in reducing ...


World's first anti-ageing trial received FDA approval

Longevity Technology - 04-Sep-2019

TAME trial lead by clinician Dr Nir Barzilai will begin in November


Why a drug for aging would challenge Washington

Politico - 13-Dec-2017

What if just one medical treatment could stave off heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s? First ...


Scientists Discover a Key to a Longer Life in Male DNA

New York Times - 16-Jun-2017

Growth hormone receptors is linked to an increase in life span of about 10 years among men. This...


Living Forever

Proto - 13-Jun-2017

Review of current thinking from the Massachusetts General Hospital - the largest teaching hospita...


Everyday drugs could give extra years of life

New Scientist - 01-Oct-2014

Rapamycin in mice The study was published in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism journal.