Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of Redox Medicine, Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital. The Gladyshev lab research interests focus on redox biology and trace elements as applied to cancer, aging and male reproduction. They are trying to understand the mechanisms of redox regulation of cellular processes by studying reactive oxygen species (ROS) and thiol oxidoreductase functions of cellular components. Little is known of what the specific...
Vadim Gladyshev, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, challenged the room to define what exactly is aging and rejuvenation. Reproductive potential and mortality curves vary dramatically from species to species, so what are we referring to when we talk about aging? Is aging increased mortality rate, decreased fitness, development, or damage accumulation? Our answers to these questions define how we communicate the science of aging to ourselves and others. Forming some kind of consensus on this topic could help when seeking funding or support from the greater scientific community.