1. Aubrey de Grey
Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist and author who is probably one of the most popular figures when talking about anti-aging. He is currently the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and is known for his view that medical technology might one day allow human beings to live for a thousand years.
His research focuses mainly on whether regenerative medicine is able to prevent the process of aging. He is working on the development of what he calls “Strategies for Engineer Negligible Senescence” or SENS. This is a collection of proposed techniques to rejuvenate the human body and prevent it from aging.
He has by far identified seven types of cellular and molecular damage that are caused by essential metabolic processes. SENS is the panel of the foundation he manages that might one day discover therapies to repair these damages.