Interview with Dr. Nir Barzilai (video) Albert Einstein College of Medicine Loading video... Caption Nir Barzilai, M.D., discusses his new research on how personality traits like being outgoing, optimistic, easygoing, and enjoying laughter as well as staying engaged in activities may also be part of the longevity genes mix. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Credit Albert Einstein College of Medicine Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.