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Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D.

About Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D.

Dr. Matt Kaeberlein is the Chief Science Officer at Optispan Geroscience and a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, with Adjunct appointments in Genome Sciences and Oral Health Sciences. Dr. Kaeberlein’s research interests are focused on understanding biological mechanisms of aging in order to facilitate translational interventions that promote healthspan and improve quality of life for people and companion animals. He has published more than 250 scientific papers and has been recognized by several prestigious awards including young investigator awards from the Ellison Medical Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association, the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research Award, the Murdock Trust Award, the NIA Nathan W. Shock Award, and the Robert W. Kleemeier Award for outstanding research in the field of gerontology. Dr. Kaeberlein has been awarded Fellow status with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Aging Association (AGE), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). He has held several prominent leadership positions in the field of aging research, including founding Director of the University of Washington (UW) Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, Director of the NIH Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, Director of the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program, founder and co-Director of the Dog Aging Project, Chair of the Biological Science Section of GSA, and CEO and Chair of the American Aging Association (AGE). He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and AGE. Dr. Kaeberlein received a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in Mathematics from Western Washington University in 1997. He then received his Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. He has been a faculty member at the University of Washington since 2006

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