About Professor Sinclair
David A. Sinclair, A.O., Ph.D. is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, President of the non-profit Academy for Health and Lifespan Research, and Co-Chief Editor of the journal Aging. He was the Founding Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biological Mechanisms of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School from 2005-2023 before taking on the Presidency of the AHLR.
At Harvard Medical School, Professor Sinclair heads a leading research lab focused primarily on understanding genes that fight disease and aging, with a focus on treating the major causes of death and disability. He studies cellular energy production, learning and memory, neurodegeneration, cancer, and inflammation. More recently his work has branched out to understand why we age and how to reverse it.
Professor Sinclair has directly mentored over 100 scientists over the past 20 years and won awards for mentorship and teaching. He has published 200+ papers, is an inventor on 60+ patents, and has been cited 85,000+ times with an h-index impact score of 111. He is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded over a dozen successful companies including MetroBiotech, EdenRoc Sciences, Tally Health, and Life Biosciences.
Professor Sinclair is a leading world authority on aging and longevity, and has been recognized as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World for his scientific research and Information Theory of Aging. Professor Sinclair is the New York Times bestselling author of Lifespan: Why We Age-And Why We Don’t Have To and host of the Lifespan podcast, which has peaked as the #1 Health & Fitness show on Apple Podcasts.
Professor Sinclair and his work have been featured in media publications including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has received more than 40 awards for his research and scientific breakthroughs, including Innovator of the Year, the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award, and appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia for his work in scientific communication and national security. Professor Sinclair holds board seats on for-profit and non-profit organizations, and co-founded the scientific journal Aging as well as Fully Aligned Co, which works to democratize access to knowledge and tools to enhance mind and body wellbeing.