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If We Reverse Human Aging, What Happens?Date:
April 28, 2004
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Dr. Fossel contends that science may soon be able to slow, stop, or even reverse the aging process in humans. He believes that within the next two decades we will extend the healthy human life span indefinitely and in so doing, alter human culture forever. It is these arresting thoughts that we explored this night.
About Michael Fossel, MD, PhD
MSU Clinical Professor of Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital emergency room in Grand Rapids, MSU
Michael B. Fossel, M.D., Ph.D. (born 1950, Greenwich, Connecticut) is a professor of clinical medicine at Michigan State University best known for his views on telomerase therapy as a possible treatment for cellular senescence. Fossel has appeared on many major news programs to discuss aging and appears regularly on National Public Radio (NPR). He is also a respected lecturer, author, and the founder and former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine (now known as Rejuvenation Research). Prior to earning his M.D. at Stanford Medical School, Fossel earned a joint B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. in psychology at Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in neurobiology at Stanford University. He is also a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy. After graduating from medical school in 1981, he was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship and taught at Stanford University. Fossel has written numerous articles on aging and ethics for the Journal of the American Medical Association and In Vivo, and a book by Fossel entitled Reversing Human Aging was published in 1996.