People in Biogerontology
  • Michael D. West - founder of Geron, President of Advanced Cell Technology refs: interview 1, interview 2
  • Stephen R. Spindler - Professor of Biochemistry at UC Riverside. Interests: Molecular basis of aging, Interactions between diet, health and longevity at the molecular level.
  • Steven Austad - professor of zoology at the University of Idaho. Research focus on the biology of aging in humans, mammals, and birds.
  • Michael Rose - professor of evolutionary biology at the University of California at Irvine. Research focus: Evolution of aging and immortality and laboratory evolution. Author of a number of books including "Evolutionary Biology of Aging."
  • Judith Campisi - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Research focus: study of the cellular and molecular basis of aging.
  • João Pedro de Magalhães - Doctoral Fellow at Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium.
  • Aubrey de Grey - Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge.
  • Robert Arking - Professor of Biology at Wayne State University. Author of "Biology of Aging: Observations & Principles."
  • Leonid A. Gavrilov and Natalia S. Gavrilova - Center on Aging, NORC/University of Chicago. Authors of an informative website and numerous articles related to aging.
  • Leonard Hayflick - Professor at UCSF, discovered the "Hayflick Limit"
  • Roy Walford - Professor of Pathology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Author of a number of books on aging, extensive research on caloric restriction.
  • Matt Kaeberlein - Vice President of Longenity. Previous work includes "microarray analysis to look at gene expression in several long-lived yeast strains." to identify genes involved in the aging process.
  • Thomas E. Johnson - Professor of Molecular Behavioral Genetics at University of Colorado at Boulder, Current projects: Molecular Genetics of Aging in C. elegans, Identification of Gerontogenes in the Mouse, Oldest-Old Mortality: Demographic Models and Analyses.
  • Malcolm Goyns - Professor and Director at the Molecular Gerontology Unit, University of Sunderland. Current Projects: Investigations of changes in gene expression during the ageing of the brain, heart and liver, Investigation of genes involved in the immortalisation of tumour cells, Development of novel therapeutic agents designed to inactive specific genes.
  • Caleb E. Finch - author of "Longevity, Senescence, and the Genome" (1990), "Aging: A Natural History" (1995, with R. Ricklefs), and "Chance, Development, and Aging." Professor in the Neurobiology of Aging, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
  • James W. Curtsinger - Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Research interests: Genetics of aging; Experimental and theoretical population genetics; frequency-dependent selection; fitness in Drosophila.
  • Vincent J. Cristofalo - Research: signal transduction implicating impairment in the MAP kinase pathway associated with senescence.

This list is no doubt far from complete, so please mail me if you know of people to add.

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