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Michael Rose

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Irvine, USA

Michael Rose is a prolific evolutionary biologist whose work on aging has transformed the field.  Evolution has described the field of aging research as “after Rose,” thanks to his influential book Evolutionary Biology of Aging. In 1997, Rose was awarded the Busse Research Prize by the World Congress of Gerontology.  In 2004, he published a technical summary of his work on the postponement of aging, Methuselah Flies, followed in 2005 by a popular book on the topic, The Long Tomorrow.  His most recent book, with L.D. Mueller and C.L. Rauser, is Does Aging Stop? In 2019, he received the Bacon Longevity Prize. He has more than 300 publications, and has given hundreds of scientific talks around the world. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine.