Scientific Spotlights

Welcome to A4LI’s Scientist Spotlight, hosted by the insightful Brenda Eap, PhD. This series is dedicated to the brilliant minds at the forefront of aging and geroscience.

Here, we shine a light on the dedicated researchers and innovators at emerging startups and biotechs who are the driving force behind groundbreaking therapeutics. These are the scientists in the trenches, conducting the hands-on research that doesn’t always make headlines. Away from the conference spotlight and beyond the executive interviews, their meticulous work at the bench is pushing the boundaries of what it means to live a longer, healthier life.

Join us as we celebrate these unsung heroes of science, whose dedication and ingenuity are key to unlocking the secrets of longevity.

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Dr. Anna Barkovskaya

Staff Scientist at SENS Research Foundation

Alex Araki

Research Associate at Gordian Biotechnology

Chaska Walton

Research Scientist at Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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Scientist Spotlight EP 7: Dr. Janine Sengstack

This week on A4LI’s Scientist Spotlight, we are joined by Dr. Janine Sengstack, the Co-Founder and CEO of Junevity. In this episode, we go over Dr. Sengstack's scientific journey, from what sparked her initial interest in pursuing science to how her PhD work...

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Scientist Spotlight EP 6: Dr. Anna Barkovskaya

This week on A4LI’s Scientist Spotlight, we are joined by Dr. Anna Barkovskaya, a Staff Scientist at SENS Research Foundation. In this episode, we discuss how Anna was first introduced to the longevity field, and how she is applying her background in cancer research...

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Scientist Spotlight EP 5: Alex Araki

This week on A4LI’s Scientist Spotlight, we sat down with Alex Araki, a Research Associate at Gordian Biotechnology. In this episode, we discuss how Alex first became interested in longevity science, how he found the opportunity to work at Gordian, and how he is...

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Scientist Spotlight EP 4: Chaska Walton

This week on A4LI’s Scientist Spotlight, we are joined by Chaska Walton, a Research Scientist at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. In this episode, we discuss how Chaska found himself in the longevity field, his work into developing Alzheimer's drugs, and the...

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Scientist Spotlight EP 3: Amelia Anderson

This week on A4LI’s Scientist Spotlight, we are delighted to be joined by Amelia Anderson, the Co-Founder and Head of Scientific Computing at Cyclarity Therapeutics. In this episode, we discuss what sparked Amelia’s interest in science, her current work at Cyclarity...

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Scientist Spotlight EP 2: Alex Trapp

This week on A4LI’s Scientist Spotlight, we are delighted to be joined by Alex Trapp of Retro Biosciences. In this episode, we discuss how Alex’s journey into longevity science first began, his experiences working at Retro Biosciences, as well as the cross section...

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Scientist Spotlight EP 1: Dr. Gabriel Guerrero

The Alliance for Longevity Initiatives is proud to announce the launch of our newest podcast, A4LI’s Scientist Spotlight Series. In this series, hosted by Brenda Eap, we invite geroscientists who are actively trying to understand the biology of aging and designing...

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