Bernard Choi receives seed funding award to plan new center on healthy aging

Bernard Choi, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery; Susan Charles, Chair and Professor of Psychological Science and Mike Yassa Director of the Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, were awarded seed funding through the Office of Research’s, “Investing to Develop Center-Scale Multidisciplinary Convergence Programs” in support of planning a new center on healthy aging.  The project titled, “Longevity 2.0,” will draw on faculty expertise from multiple UCI Schools to create a dedicated center with research focused on increasing the years of an active, healthy life. The project entails developing partnerships with local community organizations. The seed funding will be used to plan and organize the “Longevity 2.0” center, including creating its infrastructure and identifying core transdisciplinary research aims.