- Author Caleb Finch is a highly influential and respected scientist, ranked in the top half of the 1% most cited scientists
- Provides a novel synthesis of existing ideas about the biology of longevity and aging
- Incorporates important research findings from several disciplines, including Gerontology, Genomics, Neuroscience, Immunology, Nutrition
Chapter 2. Infections, Inflammogens, and Drugs.
Chapter 3. Energy balance, inflammation, and aging.
Chapter 4: Nutrition and Infection in the Developmental Influences on Aging.
Chapter 5: Genetics.
Chapter 6: The human the life span: present, past, and future.
Dr. Finch's major research interest is the study of basic mechanisms in human aging with a focus on inflammation. He has received numerous awards in biomedical gerontology, including the Robert W. Kleemeier Award of the Gerontological Society of America in 1985, the Sandoz Premier Prize by the International Geriatric Association in 1995, and the Irving Wright Award of AFAR and the Research Award of AGE in 1999. He was the founder of the NIA-funded Alzheimer Disease Research Center in 1984 and currently serves as co- Director.
Dr. Finch became a University Distinguished Professor in 1989, an honor held by sixteen other professors at USC who contribute to multiple fields. He is a member of five editorial boards and has written four books including The Biology of Human Longevity (Academic Press 2007) as well as over 470 articles.