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Renowned aging biology researcher and USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology faculty member Valter Longo has received the prestigious Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.

Longo, USC Leonard Davis Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology, professor of biological sciences and director of the USC Longevity Institute, is well known for his investigation into the mechanisms of aging and stress resistance, especially in how fasting or fasting like-diets can provide protection from or improved treatment of aging-related diseases.

Interview courtesy Italian Foundation for Cancer Research Molecular Oncology Institute

The Glenn Award provides funding to support ongoing research into the biology of aging and the extension of the healthy human lifespan. Applications for the award are not accepted; instead, nominees are provided by an anonymous scientific advisory committee. Longo’s award is the third Glenn Award to go to a USC Leonard Davis faculty member; Associate Professor Sean Curran received the award in 2009, and Dean Pinchas Cohen received it in 2011.

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