Graduate Student Opportunities

The Buck Institute provides a unique and welcoming environment for sponsored graduate students who want to pursue studies focused on the aging process or age-related diseases. Our collaborative research approach provides rich opportunities for those wanting opportunities to interact and learn from scientists in varied disciplines.

PhD students sponsored by their home country or degree-granting organization can complete their doctoral studies under the mentorship and supervision of one of our faculty. Students from the following organizations are currently placed in Buck Institute laboratories:

University of Manchester, England
University of Porto, Portugal
University of Turin, Italy
Karolinksa Institute, Sweden
Beijing Normal University, China
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Aarhus University, Denmark
University of California, Berkeley

Sponsored graduate students interested in placements at the Buck Institute should review faculty information and contact that faculty member directly as well as emailing:

The Institute also partners with Dominican University of California in a Master's of Science in Biological Sciences program. Students enrolled at Dominican complete their laboratory requirements at the Buck Institute. The program, which features a focus on age research, trains students for scientific careers focused on understanding the aging process, as well as detecting, preventing and treating age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, cancer, stroke and arthritis.

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