Targeting Metabesity 2021, a virtual global event kicks off today.

This auspicious event  takes on some of the most critical issues in healthcare today by:
  • Focusing on chronic (not just acute) diseases
  • Shifting the spotlight beyond treatment to prevention
  • Going beyond disease-by-disease treatments to prevention of multiple diseases by addressing common root causes
  • Shifting from addressing diseases to extending healthy lifespan—healthspan

Targeting Metabesity at Harpers Ferry

The Kitalys Institute promotes global wellness agenda

Metabesity 2021 gathers together stellar speakers from multiple disciplines, including science and medicine, behavioral science, government regulation, policy, reimbursement, industry and capital markets, patient advocacy, boomer and senior lifestyle, digital health…

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About the Kitalys Institute

The Kitalys Institute are the driving force behind Targeting Metabesity 2021. Their goal is to preserve health, prevent disease, prolong healthspan with a national public policy that promotes scientific advancements, gero-science breakthroughs, and behavioral health for all. The mission of The Kitalys Institute is to accelerate and promote the translation of scientific advances into material, accessible gains in public health. We can retain our mobility, alertness, health, resilience, prevent chronic disease and safely delay or reverse biological aging… but only if science and public health policy ally.

Here is the full list of speakers for Targeting Metabesity 2021

Dale Abel, MD, DPhil
Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the the University of Iowa, USADr. E. Dale Abel is the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the Carver College of Medicine of the University of Iowa where he holds the John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research and the François M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine…Read Dr. Abel’s Full Biography
Peter Anderson
Principal of Anderson and Associates, USAPeter Anderson is a principal of Anderson and Associates, a consulting firm that focuses on the issues of Operational Audits, Spa and Wellness programming Market Analysis, Feasibility and Acquisition Underwriting, and Economic Impact. Mr. Anderson’s firm conducts engagements in market, financial and economic…Read Mr. Anderson’s Full Biography
Sonia Arrison
Founder of 100 Plus CapitalSonia Arrison is a best-selling author, analyst, entrepreneur, and investor. She is founder of 100 Plus Capital, co-founder of Unsugarcoat Media (acquired by Medium), and associate founder and advisor to Singularity University in Mountain View, California. Her research focuses on exponentially growing technologies…​Read Ms. Arrison’s Full Biography
Steve Austad, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USADr. Austad is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as Senior Scientific Director of the American Federation for Aging Research. He has previously held faculty positions at Harvard University, the University of Idaho, and the University of Texas Health Science Center…Read Dr. Austad’s Full Biography
Nir Barzilai, MD
​Director of Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USADr. Nir Barzilai is a chaired Professor of Medicine and Genetics and Director of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Biology of Aging, the biggest center in the world to study the biology of aging. He is the recipient of an NIH Merit Award aiming to extend the healthy life span in rodents by biological interventions…Read Dr. Barzilai’s Full Biography
Dan Belsky, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA

Dr. Belsky is currently an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is an epidemiologist working at the intersection of genetics, the social and behavioral sciences, and public health. His work brings together discoveries from the cutting edge of genome science with longitudinal data…Read Dr. Belsky’s Full Biography
Adriane Berg
Executive Director of The Kitalys Institute, USA

Adriane Berg is the Executive Director of The Kitalys Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to healthy and equitable longevity. The Kitalys Institute along with Kinexum, is the organizer of the Targeting Metabesity2020 Conference. Ms. Berg is a unique voice in the world of aging, bringing the public together with professionals…Read Ms. Berg’s Full Biography
Marie Bernard, MD
NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, USAMarie A. Bernard, MD is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD). As COSWD, she leads NIH thought regarding the science of scientific workforce diversity, assuring that the full range of talent is accessed to promote scientific creativity and innovation, both intramurally…Read Dr. Bernard’s Full Biography
Bobby Brooke, MSc
CEO of Intervene Immune, Inc. and Executive Director of The Clock Foundation, USA​Robert T. (Bobby) Brooke, MSc is a Biotech Entrepreneur. He is a cofounder and serves as CEO of Intervene Immune, a non-profit biotechnology company that is developing approaches for the safe regeneration of the human immune system. It is aiming to develop low-cost methods that are safe and reliable…​​Read Mr. Brooke’s Full Biography
Francesca Carpenedo
CEO at TAM Telefono Anziani Maltrattati and former member of Age Platform Europe’s task force on dginfied ageing, Italy Ms. Capenedo has provided input to the Ministry of Health of Italy as Italy develops a policy on Healthcare and Healthspan. She graduated with a degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Trieste with a thesis on “Legal Aspects of International Offset Exchanges.” After a first period as an intern and consultant…Read Ms. Carpenedo’s Full Biography
Margaretta Colangelo
Co-founder and CEO at Jthereum, USAMargaretta Colangelo is a native San Franciscan with over 30 years of experience in executive management in software companies in Silicon Valley. She has a deep and multifaceted understanding of business, science, and technology and is highly adept at tracking and forecasting innovation in technology…Read Ms. Colangelo’s Full Biography
Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD
Professor in the Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology, and Department of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USADr. Ana Maria Cuervo is a professor in the Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology, and Department of Medicine, as well as the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the study of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Cuervo is co-director of the…Read Dr. Cuervo’s Full Biography
Joe Cook, Jr.
Executive Chairman and President of NuSirt Biopharma; former Chairman and CEO of Amylin, USA​Joe Cook currently serves as Executive Chairman and President of NuSirt Biopharma, a biopharma company focused on developing products that combine the company’s patented technologies with currently marketed and well-defined pharmaceutical products, with a focus on obesity and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis…​Read Mr. Cook’s Full Biography
Gordon Cutler, MD
Formerly Chief, Section on Developmental Endocrinology, NICHD, NIH, and Distinguished Medical Fellow, Eli Lilly & Company, Kinexum ConsultantDr. Gordon Cutler is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and completed internship and residency training in internal medicine (at Barnes Hospital) and a fellowship in endocrinology (at the National Institutes of Health).  Gordon served as Senior Investigator (1978-1983) and Chief, Section on…Read Dr. Cutler’s Full Biography
​Ralph DeFronzo, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USADr. Ralph DeFronzo is the Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Diabetes Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute, San Antonio, Texas.Read Dr. DeFronzo’s Full Biography


Evelyne Bischof, MD, MPH, FEFIM
​Longevity physician at Human Longevity; Chief Associate Physician of Internal medicine at Renji Hospital of Jiaotong University School of Medicine; Associate Professor at Shanghai University of Medicine, ChinaTrained a.e. at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals (Mass General Hospital, Beth Israel MD, Dana Farber) and Columbia University NYC, Dr. Bischof is a specialist in internal medicine, with research focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital health, especially in the fields of oncology, preventative and medicine…Read Dr. Bischof’s Full Biography
Ken Dychtwald, PhD
CEO of Age Wave, USADr. Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 17 books on aging-related issues, who over the past 40+ years has emerged as one of North America’s foremost visionary and original thinkers regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, economic and workforce implications of the age wave…Read Dr. Dychtwald’s Full Biography
Esther Dyson
Executive Founder of Wellville, USAEsther Dyson is the executive founder of Wellville, a 10-year nonprofit project dedicated to demonstrating the value of long-term investment in health and equity. The benefits accrue over time and not always to the investors directly, but overall human bodies and minds are the key to the collective future.Read Ms. Dyson’s Full Biography
Victor Dzau, MD
President of the National Academy of Medicine and Vice Chair of the National Research Council, USADr. Dzau is the President of the National Academy of Medicine as well as Vice Chair of the National Research Council. He is Chancellor Emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the past President and CEO of the Duke University Health System. Previously, Dr. Dzau was the…​Read Dr. Dzau’s Full Biography
Mark Espeland, PhD
Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA​Mark A. Espeland, PhD, is a Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. His PhD is from the University of Rochester in Statistics. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Society for Clinical Trials, and the American Association for the…Read Dr. Espeland’s Full Biography
Francesca Fieni, PharmD, PhD
Founder and Chief Science Officer of Pano TherapeuticsDr. Francesca Fieni is the founder and CSO of Pano Therapeutics, a platform biotech company she spun out of UCSF focused on clinical development of drugs targeting mitochondrial ion channels to address complex diseases. She has authored publications related to a variety of ion channels and is now focused on…Read Dr. Fieni’s Full Biography
Lord Geoffrey Filkin, CBE
Chair of APPG for Longevity, Strategic Advisory Group, UKLord Filkin currently serves as the Chair of APPG for Longevity, Strategic Advisory Group. He has worked in various sectors and in many roles, as a CEO, a Government Minister, an adviser to businesses, an experienced chair, and a social entrepreneur…Read Lord Filkin’s Full Biography
John Flack, MD, MPH, FAHA, MACP
Sergio Rabinovich Endowed Chair of Internal Medicine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Chief of Hypertension Specialty Services, Southern Illinois University, USADr. Flack, is the Sergio Rabinovich Endowed Chair of Internal Medicine, the Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, and the Chief of Hypertension Specialty Services at the Southern Illinois University. He also serves as the President of the American Hypertension Specialist Certification Program…​Read Dr. Flack’s Full Biography
Alexander Fleming, MD – Co-Chair
Founder and Executive Chairman, Kinexum; CMO, Tolerion, USADr. Alexander Fleming is Founder and Executive Chairman of Kinexum. He is also Chief Medical Officer of Tolerion, a biotechnology company developing disease-modifying treatments for type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. At the US Food and Drug Administration from 1986 to 1998…Read Dr. Fleming’s Full Biography
David Fox, JD
Partner at Hogan Lovells, USA

Mr. Fox currently serves as a Partner at Hogan Lovells, an American-British law firm that specializes in government regulatory, litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance, and intellectual property. He advises management teams, from start-ups to the largest global pharmaceutical and…Read Mr. Fox’s Full Biography
Linda Fried, MD, MPH
Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Director of The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, USAA world-renowned geriatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fried has led ongoing innovation across her career toward the goals of healthy longevity and successful societies of longer lives.  These innovations include substantial scientific advancements in defining frailty as a medical syndrome and its causes…Read Dr. Fried’s Full Biography
Vadim Gladyshev, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Director, Center for Redox Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USADr. Vadim Gladyshev is a Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Member at the Broad Institute. He seeks to understand the nature of aging and define principles of lifespan control. Dr. Gladyshev’s lab applies high-throughput and computational approaches…Read Dr. Gladyshev’s Full Biography
Steven Grossman, JD
President of HPS Group, Formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Regulatory and Policy Consultant, USASteven A. Grossman, JD, is a policy and regulatory consultant whose experiences cross all areas of public health and FDA issues. He serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, a 150-member stakeholder coalition that advocates for increased resources for the FDA. The Alliance also educates…Read Mr. Grossman’s Full Biography
Philipp Gut, MD
Department Head at Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Nestlé Research, Switzerland
Principal Investigator Healthy Aging and Cellular NutritionPhilipp Gut is heading an R&D program for Healthy Aging at the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, located at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). The Institute, which is part of Nestlé’s extensive R&D network, plays a leading role in breaking new scientific ground in the field of personalized nutrition…​Read Dr. Gut’s Full Biography
Stephen Hahn, MD
Chief Medical Officer of Flagship Pioneering’s Preemptive Medicine and Health Security Initiative, USAIn his role at Flagship Pioneering, Steve Hahn is responsible for designing, pursuing, and advancing explorations and companies for this emerging initiative. Steve brings two decades of distinguished leadership in healthcare strategy, oncology medical practice, and translational/clinical research to this role. He served…Read Dr. Hahn’s Full Biography
Celine Halioua
Founder and CEO of Loyal, USA

Celine is the founder and CEO of Loyal, a biotech startup developing drugs to extend dog lifespan. She is also dabble in biotech & deep-tech investing. Before that, she was a DPhil student at Oxford studying the health economics of gene therapy (St Peter’s College) & Chief of Staff to Laura Deming at Longevity Fund…​Read Ms. Halioua’s Full Biography
Brian Harvey, MD, PhD
Principal Consultant at Brian E Harvey LLC and ​Entrepreneur in Residence at Yale University, USA​Brian E. Harvey, MD, PhD is a physician and biochemist with academic research, clinical practice, U.S. FDA regulatory, bio-pharmaceutical industry and non-profit experience. He currently is Principal Consultant at Brian E Harvey LLC ( providing regulatory advice for biologics…Read Dr. Harvey’s Full Biography
William Haseltine, PhD
Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, USAIn Dr. Haseltine’s career at the forefront of medical research and application, he has educated a generation of doctors at Harvard Medical School, designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, is well known for his groundbreaking work on cancer, and led the team that pioneered the development…​Read Dr. Haseltine’s Full Biography
Alison Hernandez, PhD, MS, RN
Health Legislative Assistant,  U.S. House of RepresentativesDr. Hernandez is a Mexican-American nurse and scientist turned health policy staffer with the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. Her journey to health policy started with her interest in helping older adults achieve their highest quality of life. During her PhD studies, she focused her research on promoting physical activity…​Read Dr. Hernandez’ Full Biography
Professor Philip Home
University of Newcastle, UKProfessor Philip Home trained in medicine at Oxford University and Guy’s Hospital, coming under the influence of Harry Keen, and thus gravitating into diabetes research. Continuing this research career in Newcastle upon Tyne, initially under the guidance of George Alberti, he has published over 460 papers, books and reviews…Read Professor Home’s Full Biography
Daniel Ives, PhD
CEO of Shift BioscienceAt Shift Bioscience, Dr. Ives is making drugs for safe cellular rejuvenation and avoidance of age-linked diseases through the application of machine-learning to cellular reprogramming. He is also a founding fellow of the OnDeck Longevity Biotech fellowship, a continuous community for people to come together…Read Dr. Ives’ Full Biography
Jamie Justice, PhD
Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USAJamie N. Justice, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (transition to Instructor, Fall 2017) in Internal Medicine Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics, and Sticht Center of Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Justice’s research interests are in 1) the integrative (biologic to systemic)…Read Dr. Justice’s Full Biography
Matt Kaeberlein, PhD  
Director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, University of Washington, USADr. Matt Kaeberlein is a Professor of Pathology, Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington. His research interests are focused on basic mechanisms of aging in order to facilitate translational interventions that promote healthspan and improve quality of life…Read Dr. Kaeberlein’s Full Biography
Tom Kalil
Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures, USATom Kalil is Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures. In this role, Tom leads initiatives to harness technology for societal challenges, improve science policy, and identify and pursue 21st century moonshots. Prior to Schmidt Futures, Tom served in the White House for two Presidents…Read Mr. Kalil’s Full Biography
Roman Kalista, MD
Co-founder and CEO of RxDietRoman Kalista is a co-founder and CEO of RxDiet, a technology company enabling payers, self insured employers and risk-bearing providers to provide medically tailored food and dietary and lifestyle coaching to help their food insecure, uncontrolled, chronically ill members to reverse their metabolic conditions…Read Dr. Kalista’s Full Biography
Theresa Kehoe, MD
Director (acting), Division of General Endocrinology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA
Miсhelle Keller
Senior Manager of Scientific Business Development at Deep Longevity, RussiaMiсhelle Keller is heading a team of scientific business developers at Deep Longevity, an artificial intelligence (AI) company developing and utilizing deep learning systems for aging and longevity research and a pioneer in deep biomarkers of aging. As a young aspiring scientist in the field of bioinformatics, Michelle was always…Read Ms. Keller’s Full Biography
Brian Kennedy, PhD
Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity at the National University Health System, SingaporeDr. Brian Kennedy is internationally recognized for his research in the basic biology of aging and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of detecting, delaying, preventing and treating human aging and associated diseases. He is a Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology…Read Dr. Kennedy’s Full Biography
Mehmood Khan, MD
CEO and Board Member of Life Biosciences Inc., USAMehmood Khan, MD, is Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Life Biosciences Inc. He joined the company in April 2019. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Life Biosciences is a biotechnology company developing therapies for age-related diseases by focusing on the biology of aging…Read Dr. Khan’s Full Biography
Eric Kihlstrom
Chairman of Older, UKEric Kihlstrom is Chairman of Older, a specialized marketing firm focused on helping brands to realize the opportunity of our ageing population. Previously, Eric was Secretariat of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity, and Aging2.0 UK Ambassador (a volunteer role). He helped to launch the…Read Mr. Kihlstrom’s Full Biography
Guido Kroemer, MD, PhD
​Director of the Metabolomics and Cell Biology platforms of the Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Center​, FranceDr. Kroemer is currently Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris Descartes, Director of the research team “Metabolism, Cancer and Immunity” of the French Medical Research Council (INSERM), Director of the Metabolomics and Cell Biology platforms of the Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Center…Read Dr. Kroemer’s Full Biography
Chris Leptak, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President, Drug and Biological Products at Greenleaf Health, Inc.Dr. Leptak joined Greenleaf in 2021, bringing 14 years of FDA regulatory experience to his role as Senior Vice President of Drug and Biological Products. He specializes in the regulatory use of novel clinical endpoints, including surrogates for both traditional and accelerated marketing approval…​Read Dr. Leptak’s Full Biography
Morgan Levine, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Epidemiology at Yale School of Medicine, USADr. Levine is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Yale School of Medicine and a member of both the Yale Combined Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the Yale Center for Research on Aging. Her work relies on an interdisciplinary approach, integrating theories and methods…Read Dr. Levine’s Full Biography
Peter Libby, MD
Cardiovascular Specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, USA​Peter Libby, MD, is a cardiovascular specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and holds the Mallinckrodt Professorship of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He served as Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at BWH from 1998 – 2014. His areas of clinical expertise include general and…Read Dr. Libby’s Full Biography
Jennifer Ligibel, MD
Director, Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USADr. Jennifer Ligibel is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Ligibel’s research focuses on the impact of lifestyle interventions on cancer-related outcomes in women with breast cancer…Read Dr. Ligibel’s Full Biography
Dylan Livingston
Founder and President of the Alliance for Longevity Initiatives, USADylan V. Livingston is a mission-driven and strategic political thinker who believes that increasing healthy lifespan is the most important issue humanity faces. Over the last three years, Dylan has been heavily involved with politics on the Democratic side. Most recently, he was the Regional Organizer for the Biden campaign…Read Mr. Livingston’s Full Biography
Vyvyane Loh, MD
CEO and Medical Director of Transform Alliance for HealthDr. Vyvyane Loh is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Loh worked at HMR and was the medical obesity specialist at Newton-Wellesley…​Read Dr. Loh’s Full Biography
David Ludwig, MD, PhD
Co-director of New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology; Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health; and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, USADr. Ludwig is co-director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones, metabolism and body weight. He developed a novel…​Read Dr. Ludwig’s Full Biography
Joan Mannick, MD
Head of Research & Development at Life Biosciences, USADr. Joan Mannick is an expert in the field of aging, is the Head of Research & Development at Life Biosciences. Most recently, she served as co-founder and CMO at resTORbio, recently acquired by Adicet Bio. Before that, she was the executive director of the New Indications Discovery Unit at Novartis Institutes of…Read Dr. Mannick’s Full Bio
Jerry McLaughlin, MBA
CEO and Board Member of Life Biosciences, Inc., USAJerry McLaughlin, MBA, is CEO and board member of Life Biosciences, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and has been involved in the discovery, clinical development, and global commercialization of more than a dozen FDA-approved drugs with multiple successful exits…Read Mr. McLaughlin’s Full Biography
Casey Means, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of Levels Health, USACasey Means, MD is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease…Read Dr. Means’ Full Biography
Jamie Metzl
Author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Revolution and the Future of Humanity, USAJamie Metzl is a technology futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. In February 2019, he was appointed to the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on developing global standards for the governance and oversight of human…Read Mr. Metzl’s Full Biography
Bruce Miller, MD
Professor of Neurology at University of California, San Francisco, USADr. Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center where patients in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond receive comprehensive clinical evaluations. His goal is the delivery of model…Read Dr. Miller’s Full Biography
Terrie Moffitt, PhD
Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor of Psychology at Duke University; Professor of Social Development at King’s College London, UKTerrie E. Moffitt, PhD, is the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor of Psychology at Duke University, and Professor of Social Development at King’s College London. Her expertise is in the areas of longitudinal methods, developmental theory, clinical mental health research, neuropsychology, and genomics in…​Read Dr. Moffitt’s Full Biography
Phil Newman
Editor-in-Chief of www.Longevity.Technology and founder of Crowd Longevity, USA

Mr. Newman is Editor-in-Chief of www.Longevity.Technology and founder of Crowd Longevity, a digital investment platform for international investors and Longevity start-ups launching in 2020. He has wide experience of technology transfer and the commercialisation of innovations from both private and…Read Mr. Newman’s Full Biography
Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD
Director, Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism; Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at University of Minnesota, USALaura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD, is a mouse geneticist whose lab studies the fundamental mechanisms that drive aging, which is the greatest risk factor for most chronic diseases including neurodegeneration. She joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2018 to lead a new Medical Discovery Team…Read Dr. Niedernhofer’s Full Biography
Risa Olinsky, MA, CWC
CEO of Count on Yourself Coaching, Inc. ACE Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer & President of FreeWalkers, Inc., USALifestyle & wellness coach, consultant and speaker with expertise in weight management, organization and time management, walking programs, fitting fitness in your day, life transitions, stress and change. Risa is a dynamic motivational speaker for corporate events, association conferences, professional and charitable…​Read Ms. Olinsky’s Full Biography
Jay Olshansky, PhD
​Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USADr. Olshansky is currently a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions, Inc. The focus of his research to date…Read Dr. Olshnsky’s Full Biography
James Peyer, PhD
Founder and CEO of Cambrian BioPharma, USAJames Peyer, PhD, was previously the Founder and Managing Partner of Kronos BioVentures, a biotechnology fund investing in breakthrough therapeutics that affect fundamental mechanisms of the natural degeneration we call aging. He created Kronos to explore the potential of our newfound knowledge of what makes us age…Read Dr. Peyer’s Full Biography
Dennis Purcell
Founder and Senior Advisor, Aisling Capital, USADennis Purcell is the Founder of Aisling Capital LLC and currently serves as a Senior Advisor. Previously, he served as the Senior Managing Partner. Prior to Aisling Capital, Mr. Purcell served as Managing Director of the Life Sciences Investment Banking Group at Chase H&Q (formerly Hambrecht & Quist, “H&Q”)…Read Mr. Purcell’s Full Biography
Line Jee Hartmann Rasmussen, PhD
Senior researcher in the Department of Clinical Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University, USALine J. H. Rasmussen, PhD, is a Danish senior researcher with the Dept. of Clinical Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark, and the Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University. She is an immunologist and epidemiologist by training and her research integrates theory and methods from…Read Dr. Rasmussen’s Full Biography
Ed Saltzman
Executive Chairman, Cello Health BioConsulting, USA
Ed is Executive Chairman of Cello Health BioConsulting (CHBC), previously Defined Health, after having led the sale of Defined Health to Cello Health in 2017. CHBC is a leading strategic business development advisory firm serving senior executives in pharma, biotech and investment sectors at clients based in the US…Read Mr. Saltzman’s Full Biography
Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD
Co-Founder of Turn Biotechnologies and Assistant Professor of Stanford University, USADr. Vittorio Sebastiano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford School of Medicine. His lab has established a new technology named ERA (Epigenetic Reprogramming of Aging), which repurposes the conceptual idea of reprogramming, with the goal to promote epigenetic rejuvenation…Read Dr. Sebastiano’s Full Biography
Thomas Seoh
President and CEO, Kinexum, USAThomas Seoh is President and CEO of Kinexum, a strategic advisory firm that provides regulatory, clinical, CMC and other translational guidance for life science product development.  He is an entrepreneur/executive who has held senior leadership positions in public and private pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies…Read Mr. Seoh’s Full Biography
Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD
George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale University​, USADr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale. He is also Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy combined with mass spectrometry to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose…Read Dr. Shulman’s Full Biography​
Felipe Sierra, PhD
Director for Geroscience in the INSPIRE Program; Former Director of the Division of Aging Biology at National Institute on Aging, NIH, USA​After training as a biochemist in his native Chile, Felipe Sierra obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida in 1983. He worked in Switzerland (University of Geneva and then Nestlé) for 10 years, and then he returned to Academia at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and later…Read Dr. Sierra’s Full Biography
Jeffrey Siegel, MD
Office Director, Office of Drug Evaluation Sciences, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USAJeffrey Siegel, M.D. is Office Director of the Office of Drug Evaluation Sciences at FDA. Previously Dr. Siegel was Executive Director, Head – Translational Medicine in the Clinical Research, Inflammation group at Gilead Sciences from March 2019 through December 2020. Before that, Dr. Siegel was Senior Group Medical Director…Read Dr. Siegel’s Full Biography
Richard Siow, PhD​
Director of Ageing Research at King’s College London​, UK

Dr. Siow is the Director of Ageing Research at King’s College London (ARK), a cross-Faculty consortium of researchers taking a multidisciplinary approach to better understand the mechanisms of ageing, improving health-span and the social impact of ageing. He was a graduate of King’s College London…Read Dr. Siow’s Full Biography
Jay Skyler, MD, MACP
​Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Miami, USADr. Jay Skyler is currently Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychology in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Miami. He is also Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Academic Programs at the Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami…Read Dr. Skyler’s Full Biography
Lawrence Steinman, MD – Co-Chair
George A. Zimmermann Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and Professor of Pediatrics at the Beckman Center for Molecular Medicine, Stanford University, USA​Dr. Lawrence Steinman is Professor of Neurology, Neurological Sciences and Pediatrics at Stanford University and was Chair of the Stanford Program in Immunology from 2001 to 2011. His research focuses on what provokes relapses and remissions in multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as antigen-specific therapy in type 1 diabetes…Read Dr. Steinman’s Full Biography
Monique Sternin
Co-Pioneer of Positive Deviance, USAMonique Sternin is the co-pioneer of the use of the Positive Deviance (PD) approach in Nutrition and other major cultural and personal behavioral change in multiple arenas worldwide. Monique has contributed to developing the PD approach to address complex problems. It has delivered sustainable impact…​Read Ms. Sternin’s Full Biography
Cynthia Stuen, PhD
Chairperson at NGO Committee on Ageing (United Nations, NY), USADr. Cynthia Stuen is the Main Representative to the United Nations on behalf of the IFA. She is currently the Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing (New York), having served as vice chair from 2015-2019. She was co-chair of the International Day of Older Persons 2015 event at the UN, and also covers the issues of the…​Read Dr. Stuen’s Full Biography
Hazel Szeto, MD, PhD
Director of Research at Social Profit Network, USADr. Hazel H. Szeto is a research scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur in drug development. She received her MD and PhD in Pharmacology from Weill Cornell University Medical College and served on the faculty for 37 years. In 2016, Dr. Szeto left Cornell to devote her time to direct research for Social Profit Network…Read Dr. Szeto’s Full Biography
Pietro Antonio Tataranni, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Life Sciences at PepsiCo, USADr. Tataranni is the global Chief Medical Officer of PepsiCo. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage…Read Dr. Tataranni’s Full Biography
Pamela Taub, MD, FACC
Cardiologist/ Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at UC San Diego, USA

Dr. Taub is the founding director of the Step Family Foundation Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health, which provides a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program for patients with established heart disease. Dr. Taub is a board-certified cardiologist who focuses on general…Read Dr. Taub’s Full Biography
Eric Topol, MD
Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, USAEric Topol is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Professor of Molecular Medicine, and Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research. As a researcher, he has published over 1,200 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 250,000 citations, elected to the National Academy of Medicine…​​Read Dr. Topol’s Full Biography
Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD, MSQ
Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at UCLA, Adjunct Professor of Gerontology at USC, and Director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging, USAFernando M. Torres-Gil, PhD, has a multifaceted career that spans the academic, professional, and policy arenas.  He is a Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at UCLA, an Adjunct Professor of Gerontology at USC, and Director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging.  He has served as Associate Dean and…​​Read Dr. Torres’ Full Biography
Chris Turner
Entertainer, USAChris’s quotable gags and rapid freestyle raps have established him as one of the most in-demand acts on the corporate circuit, and at comedy clubs around the world. He is based in the USA and regularly performs at New York’s world famous Comedy Cellar and LA’s legendary Comedy and Magic Club.Read Mr. Turner’s Full Biography
Kris Verburgh, MD
Researcher at the Free University Brussels, Belgium, and Venture Partner of Longevity Vision FundDr. Kris Verburgh is an expert on the future of medicine and biotechnology, with a focus on aging and longevity. He examines how new technologies will disrupt medicine, health(care), and our lifespan, which trends and paradigm shifts in the medical field are happening, and what impact the fourth industrial revolution…Read Dr. Verburgh’s Full Biography
Douglas Wallace, PhD
Director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USADr. Wallace is a geneticist and evolutionary biologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, where he serves as Director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine and holds the Michael and Charles Barnett Endowed Chair in Pediatric Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolic Diseases…Read Dr. Wallace’s Full Biography
Sue-Jane Wang, PhD
Biomarker Lead/Liaison and Deputy Division Director in the Office of Biostatistics, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USADr. Sue-Jane Wang has been the Biostatistics Lead and Liaison to FDA/CDER Biomarker Qualification Program for Office of Biostatistics (OB) in the Office of Translational Sciences, CDER, US FDA. Sue-Jane is also the Deputy Director for Division of Biometrics I in OB. She is an FDA senior expert statistician since…Read Dr. Wang’s Full Biography
Tina Woods
Founder and CEO of Collider Health,  Secretariat Director of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity, UKTina is a social entrepreneur who brings diverse stakeholders together to address the system changes needed to improve health for all. She is Founder and CEO of Collider Health and works with private sector and public sector, including the National AHSN AI Network, NHSX AI Lab and UK Research & Innovation…Read Ms. Woods’ Full Biography
Sergey Young
Founder of Longevity Vision Fund, USASergey Young is the founder of Longevity Vision Fund, a venture fund that invests in technologies with the potential to disrupt life sciences and healthcare to help people live longer and healthier lives. Sergey is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) and is the…Read Mr. Young’s Full Biography
Hanadie Yousef, PhD
Co-Founder and CEO of Juvena Therapeutics, USADr. Hanadie Yousef is a scientist, aging biology expert, and the co-founder and CEO of Juvena Therapeutics, a biopharma startup developing protein-based therapeutics to promote tissue regeneration and increase healthspan to prevent, reverse, and cure degenerative diseases…Read Dr. Yousef’s Full Biography
Michael Zemel, PhD
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of NuSirt Biopharma, USADr. Michael Zemel is founder and CSO of NuSirt Biopharma, where he leads research programs focused on energy-sensing and development of therapeutics for diseases of aging and over-nutrition. Previously, he was Professor of Nutrition and of Medicine at the University of Tennessee from 1990-2012…Read Dr. Zemel’s Full Biography
Lowell Zeta, JD
FDA & Life Sciences Counsel at Hogan Lovells, USABridging his experience as Senior Counselor to the FDA Commissioner and pharmaceutical and biotech practice, Lowell Zeta outrivals by providing sophisticated legal counsel to life science clients on critical regulatory and compliance matters, while navigating an ever complex and evolving regulatory landscape…Read Mr. Zeta’s Full Biography
Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD
Founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, USAAlex Zhavoronkov, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine (, a leader in next-generation artificial intelligence technologies for drug discovery and biomarker development. He is also the founder of Deep Longevity, Inc, a spin-off of Insilico Medicine developing a broad range of artificial intelligence-based…Read Dr. Zhavoronkov’s Full Biography

Em Sloane

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