For this edition of the Healthspan Expert Q & A, we talk with Valter Longo, Ph.D., Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science at USC. He most recently gave a lecture on nutrition, fasting, longevity, and diseases for the Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group’s (GSIG) seminar series.
Q: What led you to pursue a career in longevity research?
VL: I have worked on longevity research since I was an undergraduate. I always thought it was a great way to combine science and medicine.
For our latest Healthspan Expert Q & A, we talk with Nicola M. McKeown, Ph.D., Scientist I, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), and Director of the Nutritional Epidemiology Program & Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, in Boston, Mass., about the Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste (ADAPT) Research Initiative.
Welcome to the latest installment in our Healthspan Expert Q & A series. In this session, we talk with Simin Nikbin Meydani, D.V.M., Ph.D., senior scientist, professor of nutrition and immunology, and director, The USDA Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Please note Dr. Meydani’s opinions are her own.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Healthspan Campaign partner organization: The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA). A part of Tufts University in Boston, Mass., the HNRCA is “one of the largest research centers in the world studying nutrition and physical activity in healthy and active aging and the prevention of age-related disease.”
Be on the look out for an upcoming interview in which we learn more about its work in helping to extend healthspan.