LEAF Vice President Dr. Oliver Medvedik and host of our monthly Journal Club recently did a podcast with Future Grind where he discusses his interest in aging research and his views on life extension.
At the age of 18, he had many things he wanted to do with his life but he decided back then that aging was the biggest problem to tackle and so he devoted himself to doing something about it.
Oliver has a background in molecular biology and he obtained his Ph.D. under Dr. David Sinclair at Harvard Medical School. Oliver is now the director of the Maurice Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering at the Cooper Union in New York City, where he supports undergraduates with a number of research projects relating to aging and cell biology, as well as teaching molecular biology.
The host Ryan O’Shea has an in-depth discussion with Oliver about what motivates him as an aging researcher, fundraising for science, and his views about progress in the field. There is a discussion about objections to life extension such as overpopulation, and why the scientific aim to end age-related diseases is simply medicine.
We would like to thank Ryan O’Shea for taking the time to arrange this interview and asking Oliver so many great questions about his motivations and also about the work of our org.