Open Questions in Aging and Cryobiology

Good Ancestry
Apr 18, 2018 · 2 min read
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Tyler talks with Pedro about his research on aging, the new class of drugs aiming to ameliorate age-related diseases, the recently-won Brain Preservation Prize, the state of cryobiology, cryopreservation and the contentious practice of cryonics, and his thoughts on opportunities for philanthropy in these nascent areas.

João Pedro de Magalhães is a reader (associate professor) at the University of Liverpool, where he leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group. He also coordinates the UK Cryonics and Cryopreservation Research Network.

He has sequenced and analyzed the genome of the bowhead whale, contributed to analysis of the naked mole rat genome, and maintains the Human Ageing Genomic Resources, among other databases. In 2004, he obtained his PhD from the University of Namur in Belgium, followed by postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School under George Church.

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