President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Brian Kennedy earned his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His graduate work led to the discovery that sirtuins— enzymes coordinating cell metabolism—are key to the aging process. Brian has published in Science, Nature, Cell and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; and served on the National Institutes of Health Cellular Mechanisms of Aging and Development study section. He consults for biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and is researching aging in the Pacific Rim.
Recorded at TEDxMaui 2013, held on January 13, 2013 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.