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.

About the author

Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
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