Caleb E. Finch

Leading expert on Alzheimer’s disease, the effects of estrogen on the brain’s aging process and human longevity

USC University Professor
ARCO-William F. Kieschnick Chair in the Neurobiology of Aging
Director, division of biogerontology, USC's Andrus Gerontology Center
Co-director and principal investigator, USC's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Professor of gerontology and biological sciences, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Adjunct professor of neurology and physiology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Holder of joint appointments in anthropology, molecular biology, neurobiology and psychology, USC Dornsife College
Member, USC Program in Neural, Informational and Behavioral Sciences
Co-investigator, USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health


  • healthy aging
  • human longevity
  • biological causes of aging
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • molecular neurogerontology and biology
  • neurobiology
  • neurochemistry and neuroendocrinology

Additional Information

  • Author, Longevity, Senescence and the Genome (1990)
  • Co-author, Chance, Development and Aging (2000) and Aging: A Natural History (1995)
  • Co-editor, Encyclopedia of Aging (1995) and Genetics in the Evolution of Aging (1994)
  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America; American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Recipient, Sandoz Prize (1995); Allied-Signal Prize (1988); Brookdale Award (1985)

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