Matt Kaeberlein

Professor of Pathology University of Washington
University of Washington Department of Pathology- The Kaeberlein Lab

Dr. Matt Kaeberlein is a Professor of Pathology, Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Oral Health Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Kaeberlein’s research interests are focused on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of aging. He has published more than 150 papers in top scientific journals and his work has been recognized by several prestigious awards, including a Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award, a Glenn Award, an Alzheimer’s Association Young Investigator Award, an Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award, a Murdock Trust Award and the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research award. His contributions have also been recognized with Fellow status in both the American Aging Association and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Kaeberlein is a past President of the American Aging Association and has served on their Executive Committee and Board of Directors since 2012. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Dr. Kaeberlein’s work has generated significant public interest and has been featured in numerous media outlets both nationally and internationally, including on the front pages of the New York Times (5/17/2016) and CNN website (10/7/16), and coverage in the UK Telegraph, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, Popular Science, Time Magazine, Scientific American, NPR, MIT Technology Review, Wired Magazine, Bloomberg News, USA Today, National Geographic, and many others.

In addition to his primary appointments, Dr. Kaeberlein is the co-Director of the University of Washington Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, the founding Director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute at the University of Washington, and founder and co-Director of the Dog Aging Project.

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