Dr. David Sinclair
Jul 30, 2020
EP 48 - Dr. David Sinclair
Today on the Pretty Intense Podcast we are excited to be talking to the highly acclaimed, Dr. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sinclair is going to amaze you with what science has in store for us. He tells us all about what they know they can do already, and what that proves they will be able to do in the future. His eloquent ability to explain the complicated world of science, is both fascinating and endearing. We hope you enjoy this truly mind-blowing episode.
Dr. David Sinclair PHD is an the Australian born leading professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, best known for his research on aging and longevity mechanisms. Author of Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have To. Sinclair obtained a Bachelor of Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and received the Australian Commonwealth Prize. In 1995, he received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the same school,focusing on gene regulation in yeast. In 1999, Sinclair was hired at Harvard Medical School. In 2004, Sinclair, founded Sirtris Pharmaceuticals. Sinclair became known for making statements about resveratrol like: “(It's) as close to a miraculous molecule as you can find.... One hundred years from now, people will maybe be taking these molecules on a daily basis to prevent heart disease, stroke, and cancer." In 2018, Sinclair was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "distinguished service to medical research into the biology of ageing and lifespan extension, as a geneticist and academic, to biosecurity initiatives, and as an advocate for the study of science”.