Aubrey de Grey PhD BA MA

The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging 

Born London, England, 1963

B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Employment 1992-present: Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EH, UK

The central goal of his biogerontology work is to expedite the development of a true cure for human aging. In his view, the main obstacle to developing such technology is the position of biogerontology at the boundary between basic science and medicine: the fundamental knowledge necessary to develop truly effective anti-aging medicine mostly exists, but the goal-directed frame of mind that is best suited to turning research findings into tools is very different from the curiosity-driven ethos that generated those findings in the first place. As a scientist with a training in an engineering discipline (computer science), he is unusually well placed to bridge this gap. He attempt to do so in three main ways: basic biogerontology research, identify and promote specific technological approaches to the reversal (not merely the prevention) of various aspects of aging, and argue in a wide range of fora (extending well beyond biologists) for the adoption of a more proactive approach to extending the healthy human lifespan sooner rather than later. 

Society memberships:
International Association of Biomedical Gerontology (Board of Directors)
British Society for Research on Ageing
American Aging Association (Board of Directors)
Gerontological Society of America (Fellow)
International Coenzyme Q10 Association
Mitochondrion Research Society

Journal editorial board memberships:
Rejuvenation Research (editor-in-chief)
Antioxidants and Redox Signaling
Mitochondrion (associate editor)
Over 20 first-author papers in peer-reviewed biology journals in the past seven years.

Scientific advisory boards (unpaid):
Methuselah Foundation - Chief Science Officer
Maximum Life Foundation
Legendary Pharmaceuticals
Centenarian Species and Rockfish project
Alcor Life Extension Foundation

Speaking engagements: Gives an average of 5-10 invited talks per year at scientific conferences and universities.


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