Dr. Matt Kaeberlein, The Dog Aging Project and Unlocking Secrets to Healthy Aging

Dr. Matt Kaeberlein – Founder/Co-Director of the Dog Aging Project – Professor at University of Washington
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Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, is Professor of Oral Health Sciences and Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington. He also holds adjunct professorships in Genome Sciences and Oral Health Sciences.

Dr. Kaeberlein earned his PhD in Biology from MIT, completed his postdoctoral work at the Department of Genome Sciences of the University of Washington and has a research interest in basic mechanisms of aging to promote healthspan, improve quality of living and facilitate translational interventions.

Dr. Kaeberlein is a leading scientist who has published over 200 articles in prestigious scientific journals. He has also received several awards including the Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award and Murdock Trust Award.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Aging Association (AAA) and the Gerontological Society of America have all recognized Dr. Kaeberlein’s contributions.

Dr. Kaeberlein has been a member of the Executive Committee and Board Directors of the American Aging Association since 2012 and is a former President. He was also a member of Board of Directors for Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. He is currently Chair of the Biological Sciences Section of Gerontological Society of America.

Dr. Kaeberlein is on the editorial board of several journals including Science and eLife. Dr. Kaeberlein has generated a lot of public interest with his scientific discoveries. His stories have appeared in many major media outlets, including the New York Times front page, Today Show, CNN UK Telegraph, Popular Science Time Magazine Scientific American NPR USA Today National Geographic and others.

In addition to these primary appointments, Dr. Kaeberlein also serves as the founding director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, and the founder and co-director of the Dog Aging Project.


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