Dr. Verdin is the President of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, and the Chair of Elevant’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Verdin studies the relationship between aging and the immune system. His lab at the Buck Institute has demonstrated how changes in the relative abundance of key cellular metabolites such as NAD+ influence immune responses and the age-related state of chronic inflammation.
A highly cited scientist (top 1 percent), Dr. Verdin has been recognized for his research with a Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging, and a senior scholarship from the Ellison Medical Foundation.
He is an elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians.