David Sinclair, Ph.D. is a tenured Professor in the Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging, Professor at the School of Medicine at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), an honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, and co-founder and co-chief editor of the scientific journal Aging. He obtained a BS and a Ph.D. at UNSW, worked as a postdoctoral researcher at M.I.T., before being hired at Harvard Medical School in 1999 at the age of 29 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to tenured Professor in 2008.
Dr. Sinclair is an inventor on 38 patents and has published 150+ papers that are cited 40,000+ times. Awards include the CSL Prize, Australian Commonwealth Prize, a Helen Hay Whitney Fellowship, Leukemia Society Fellowship, a Ludwig Scholarship, a Harvard-Armenise Fellowship, an AFAR Fellowship, the Ellison Medical Foundation Scholarships, the Genzyme Outstanding Achievement Award, Teluride Technology Award, Innovator of the Year, a MERIT Award @ NIH, the Nathan Shock Award, David Murdock-Dole Lectureship, the Fisher Lectureship, the Denham Harman Award, the ASMR Medal, the Karsten Lecture, NSW Business Ambassador, Advance Global Australian, Pioneer Award from NIH, TIME100's list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and an Excellence in Teaching at Harvard.
He cofounded Sirtris (Cambridge; NASDAQ:SIRT, bought by GSK), Genocea (Cambridge, MA; NASDAQ:GNCA), OvaScience (Cambridge, MA; NASDAQ:OVAS), Cohbar (Menlo Park, ticker: COBU), MetroBiotech, Arc-Bio, Liberty Biosecurity, Wellomics, Galilei Biosciences, Life Biosciences, and EdenRoc Science. He is an investor and/or consults for InsideTracker, Lua, JOT, Longwood Partners, Vium, and Wellomics among others.
Medical research, biotechnology, aging, senescence, cell biology, diabetes, cancer, fertility, resveratrol, cardiovascular; start-up companies; venture capital; bioinformatics.
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