University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Steven Austad is the Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research in Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also Senior Scientific Director of the American Federation for Aging Research. His research encompasses many aspects of the biology of aging from the molecular to the population level. His research specialty is the identification and study of nontraditional species – particularly exceptionally long-lived species – for insight into processes of slow aging and in pursuing knowledge of mechanisms of sex differences in aging and its treatment. Dr. Austad’s research has won multiple awards, including the Geron Corporation-Samuel Goldstein Distinguished Publication Award, the Nathan A. Shock Award, the Robert W. Kleemeier Award, the Purdue Outstanding Alumnus Award, the Fondation IPSEN Longevity Prize, and the Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction. With an abiding interest in communicating science to the general public, he has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of National Public Radio and written more than 150 columns for newspapers and national electronic and print media. His trade book Why We Age has been translated into nine languages. In 2022, he published two new books, Methuselah’s Zoo: What Nature Can Teach Us about Living Longer, Healthier Lives (MIT Press) and To Err is Human, To Admit It is Not and Other Essays (Resource Publ.)
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
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