Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey’s research interests encompass the characterization of the accumulating and eventually pathogenic molecular and cellular side-effects of metabolism that constitute mammalian aging. His work also involves the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage. Having developed a possibly comprehensive plan for such repair, termed the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), de Grey separates aging into seven major classes of damage and identifies detailed approaches to addressing each one.
De Grey received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000 respectively, and is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association. He also sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations. Based in Cambridge, UK, de Grey is the chief science officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based charity dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also editor-in-chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging.