About the Gerontology Research Group (GRG)

The Gerontology Research Group (GRG) was founded in 1990 by L. Stephen Coles, MD PhD, and other physicians and scientists at UCLA, Cal-Tech and elsewhere.  

Our mission is to slow and ultimately reverse age related decline for more healthy years of life.

GRG is the foremost authority on the world's oldest humans -- specifically supercentenarian research, authentication and database.  This division is managed by Robert Young who leads a group of international researchers.  GRG is cited by the Guinness Book of World Records and often quoted in newspapers.

A major asset and central communication hub is the email discussion forum (list service).   Steve Coles and Johnny Adams created it in 2000 (it was Steve's idea).   As of June 2018 there are about 498 members.  A member sends an email to one email address grg@lists.ucla.edu that is forwarded to all members, and replies are in turn sent to all members.

For Email Discussion Forum, Business, Executive, Fundraising, Conferences, Science Meetings contact
John M. "Johnny" Adams, Executive Director, Gerontology Research Group
Email: JAdams -at- grg dot org
or call (949) 922-9786 cell

For Supercentenarians, Age Claims, Demographic Questions contact
Robert D. Young, Director, GRG Supercentenarian Research and Database Division
Email: ryoung@grg.org
or call (404) 803-2045 cell