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Caleb Finch

University Professor, ARCO/William F. Kieschnick Chair in the Neurobiology of Aging and Professor of Gerontology, Biological Sciences, Anthropology, and Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1758
Office: GER 336



Ph.D. , Rockefeller University, 1/1969
B.S. Biophysics, Yale University, 1/1961

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Finch's main interests are the genomic regulation of aging processes. He has authored three books: Longevity, Senescence, and the Genome (1990); Aging: A Natural History (1995, with R. Ricklefs); and Chance, Development, and Aging (2000, with TBL Kirkwood). In 350 reports and reviews since 1969, Finch has lead several developments in the fields of the neuroendocrinology and pharmacology of normal aging and Alzheimer disease, and in the biodemography of aging.

Research Keywords

Alzheimers Disease, Biological Causes of Aging, Human Longevity

Research Specialties

Aging and Development Biology, Ecology, Behavior & Evolution, Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation, Neurobiology & Computational Neurobiology


Journal Article

Finch, C. (2006). Infection, inflammation, height, and longevity. No Journal Defined. Vol. 103, pp. 498-503.
Finch, C. (2005). Reversible age impairments in neurite outgrowth by manipulations of astrocytic GFAP. Neurobiology of Aging/Unknown. Vol. 26, pp. 705-715.
Gomi, H., Sun, W., Finch, C., Itohara, S., Yoshimi, K., Thompson, R. F. (1999). Learning induces a CDC2-related protein kinase, KKIAMRE. Journal of Neuroscience. Vol. vol. 19, pp. pp. 9530-9537.

Honors and Awards

Irving Wright Award of AFAR and the Research Award of AGE, 1999  
Sandoz Premier Prize by the International Geriatric Association, 1995  
USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, 1985  
Robert W. Kleemeier Award of the Gerontological Society of America, 1985  
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