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Kelvin Davies, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Gerontology, Molecular & Computational Biology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine, has been named one of four 2024 recipients of the USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award recognizes eminent careers and notable contributions to the university, the profession and the community. Davies was presented with the award by Provost Andrew Guzman at the 2024 USC Academic Honors Convocation on April 4.

Davies is among the world’s leading experts on free radicals, oxidative stress, redox regulation, and adaptation biology and medicine. His research focuses on redox-regulated signal transduction pathways and the expression of oxidative stress protective and repair genes during aging. At USC, he conducted biochemical, molecular biology, and genetic studies of both normal aging processes and aging pathologies such as cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and sarcopenia.

Additional awards Davies has received in recent years include the Copernicus Medal of the University of Ferrara, Italy; the Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education; an Honorary Distinguished Professorship of Kings College, London University; the Denham Harman Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award of the American Aging Association; being elected a Fellow of both the Linnean Society of London and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh; and being promoted from a Knight to a Knight Officer of the National Order of Merit of France.

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