Research & Practice Areas
Aging and Development Biology, Ecology, Behavior & Evolution, Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation, Neurobiology & Computational Neurobiology
- Ph.D. , Rockefeller University, 1/1969
- B.S. Biophysics, Yale University, 1/1961
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Finch’s main interests are the genomic regulation of aging processes. He has authored five books: Longevity, Senescence, and the Genome (1990); Aging: A Natural History (1995, with R. Ricklefs); Chance, Development, and Aging (2000, with TBL Kirkwood); The Biology of Human Longevity (2007); and Global Air Pollution in Aging and Disease (2018). In 550 reports and reviews since 1966, Finch has lead developments in the fields of the neuroendocrinology and pharmacology of normal aging and Alzheimer disease, and in the biodemography of aging.
Alzheimers Disease, Biological Causes of Aging, Human Longevity
- 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.
- USC University Professor, 2001
- Fellow, 1987
- Irving Wright Award of AFAR and the Research Award of AGE, 1999
- Sandoz Premier Prize by the International Geriatric Association, 1995
- Robert W. Kleemeier Award of the Gerontological Society of America, 1985
- USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, 1985