Buck Institute faculty are an interesting lot – they are known for their independence of thought as well as their desire to collaborate. International in their scope and world-class in their talent, Buck faculty share an intense focus on the connection between aging and chronic disease. With specialties including cellular bioenergetics, stress biology, epigenetics, regenerative medicine, neurodegeneration, molecular physiology and bioinformatics, the faculty have created an atmosphere that supports discovery and thrives on shared knowledge. While each faculty runs their own laboratory and leads their own team of scientists, they have remained committed to an organizational structure that has no departmental boundaries and as little bureaucracy as possible. Call them nimble and smart as well as entrepreneurial and visionary.