Valter Longo, PhD

Chairman of the Board

Valter Longo is the founder of L-Nutra and serves as the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Longo has won numerous awards for his research, including awards from the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging, and raised over $6 million in grant support from the NIH and from private foundations in the past 10 years for research on aging, cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease.

As an Associate Professor and Hanson Chair of Biogerontology at USC, he directs a laboratory of 20 researchers at the Andrus Gerontology Center, one of the oldest and leading centers for research on aging and age-related diseases in the country. He holds appointments in the Gerontology, Molecular Biology, Integrative and Evolutionary Biology, and Neuroscience Departments and is a member of the USC Norris Cancer Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Based on his discovery of the genes and pathways that regulate aging and cellular protection and to the development of a “test tube” system to study aging and resistance to toxins (now adopted by laboratories around the globe), Dr. Longo is recognized as one of the pioneers in the genetics and cellular biology of aging fields. His articles have been published in Science, Nature and Cell. In addition to being highly cited (10 articles have been cited more than 100 times), several of the articles have ranked among the most widely read globally.