How and why do we age? Is aging reversible? These are some of the most critical questions in biology. Fortunately for us, researchers and scientists across the world strive to get some revolutionary answers. Our guest is one of them.
Danica Chen is a Professor of Metabolic Biology, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology at the University of California at Berkeley. Even though she originally intended to study international accounting, life had other plans, so she switched her major and went in another direction. Now, she’s a member of Berkeley Stem Cell Center and a member of QB3 Consortium in Lifespan Extension, conducting research studies that aim to understand aging-associated conditions.
Danica says the future of aging research is bright. “Using the knowledge we have learned from aging research and applying it to improve human health is what the aging field is trying to accomplish.” In this episode of the Longevity by Design podcast, our hosts and Danica discuss the challenges in aging research, STEM cells’ role in aging, and why the elderly are more prone to COVID. Tune in to the latest episode to find out more.