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Dr. Nir Barzilai

Director, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Nir Barzilai serves as director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition, he is a founder and board member of CohBar Inc. Listed on the Russel 2000 Index, it develops therapeutics based on mitochondrial-derived peptides. He is a renowned expert and scientist in the study of the biology and genetics of aging.

He is also a founder and a Medical Consultant to Lifebiosciences, targeting therapeutics against the hallmark of aging. He is leading the TAME (Targeting Aging with MEtformin) multi-central study to show that aging can be a target in humans in support of changing the FDA indication that is relevant to targeting aging.

Dr. Barzilai is the recipient of many awards including the 2010 Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction in Aging Research and is the 2018 recipient of the IPSEN Longevity Award. His work has been profiled by outlets such as the New York Times, BBC, PBS, and National Geographic. He received his MD from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.