Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Visiting Professor in Medicine and Healthy Aging, National University Singapore; Adjunct Professor, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California; Affiliate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington.
Professor Kennedy earned his Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. He completed postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center and was an associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle Internationally recognized for his research into the basic biology of aging, Kennedy is past president and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. His current research focuses on the pathways that modulate longevity in life forms ranging from yeast to mice. His lab also studies cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndromes, and the genetic mutations underlying diseases such as dilated cardiomyopathy, muscular dystrophy and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.