Us

The Geroscience Brain Health and Metabolism Center - GERO (Centro de Gerociencia, Salud Mental y Metabolismo) is the first center in Latin America dedicated to study aging. It is funded by the Program for Research Centers in Priority Areas (FONDAP) of the National Research and Development Agency (ANID).

MISSION

GERO offers leadership, infrastructure, training and resources to link our work with researchers, students and the civil society with the aim to improve Chilean people’s quality of life by increasing the healthy life time.

VISION

Become in a reference research institute on aging for Latin America, connected to an international network of researchers.

DIRECTORS

Christian González-Billault

Associate Professor Universidad de Chile

Director

Andrea Slachevsky

Associate Professor Universidad de Chile

Subdirectora

INVESTIGADORES PRINCIPALES

Felipe Court

Associate Professor

Universidad Mayor

César Cárdenas

Associate Professor

Universidad Mayor

Daniela Thumala

Associate Professor

Universidad de Chile

INVESTIGADORES ASOCIADOS

Claudio Hetz

Associate Professor

Universidad de Chile

Miguel Concha

Profesor Titular Associate Professor

Universidad de Chile

Agustín Ibáñez

Associate Professor

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

René Vidal

Profesor Asistente

Universidad Mayor

Patricia Lillo

Associate Professor

Universidad de Chile

Roque Villagra

Assistant teacher

Universidad de Chile

Felipe Salech

Assistant teacher

Universidad de Chile

Erick Riquelme

Profesor Asistente

Universidad Mayor

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS

Eric Verdin, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Professor

Buck Institute

Julie Andersen, PhD

Professor

Buck Institute

Pejmun Haghighi, PhD

Professor

Buck Institute

Jennifer Garrison, PhD

Assistant Professor

Buck Institute

Judith Campisi, PhD

Professor

Buck Institute

John Newman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Buck Institute

POST DOCTORS

Dasfne Lee, González Lab

Claudia Carvallo, González Lab

Natalia Salvadores, Court Lab

Sergio Benitez, Court Lab

Valentina Haro, Court Lab

Francisco Moya, González Lab

Cristian Gerónimo, Court Lab

Alfredo Sagredo, Hetz Lab

Camilo Allende, Concha Lab

Mei-Li Díaz, Hetz Lab

Younis Mohammad, Hetz Lab

Alexis Rivas, Hetz Lab

Philippe Pihan, Hetz Lab

Mateus Milani, Hetz Lab

Felipe Cabral, Hetz Lab

Yannis Gerakis, Hetz Lab

Hernán Huerta, González & Cárdenas Lab

Sergio Linsambarth, Cárdenas Lab

Denisse Sepúlveda, Vidal Lab

Patricio Ahumada, Concha Lab

Karina Palma, Concha Lab

Janina Borgonovo, Concha Lab

Carmen Gloria Lemus, Concha Lab

Macarena Arrázola, Court Lab

Sandra Niño, González Lab

Luis Alfonso Valenzuela, Court Lab

OUR CENTER HAS ESTABLISHED STRATEGIC ALLIANCES WITH

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

World reference center for research on aging to promote frontier and multidisciplinary research on aging (California, USA).

European Research Institute Biology of Aging, ERIBA

Research Institute focused on fundamental biological problems. The aim is better understand the determinants of aging studying the mechanisms that cause cell loss with age and the decline in function of old cells and tissues (Groningen, The Netherlands).