Mikhail Blagosklonny Working To Increase Longevity

Readers may not know the name of scientist and researcher, Mikhail Blagosklonny, today but his work on aging may open avenues for our species to live healthier and longer than thought possible. He was educated in St. Petersburg, Russia at the First Pavlov State Medical University on Research Gate.net. Pavlov was the Russian scientist who connected stimulus and response reactions in his lab animals. Blagosklonny may someday supplant Pavlov as the most famous of Russian scientists. After graduating with an M.D. and a Ph.D., Blagosklonny became an associate professor of medicine teaching at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. He then took a position as a senior research scientist on linkedin.com at Ordway Research Institute in Albany, New York. In 2009 he was awarded a full professorship of Oncology at the prestigious Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.

Mikhail Blagosklonny’s research is focused on cancer and therapies that can protect normal human cells from damage. He has a keen interest in aging and finding effective anti-aging medicines. His studies have revealed that aging is profoundly affected by the influence of genetics. His specialty is dealing with the complex study of the influence of TOR (Target of Rapamycin) effect that is being recognized as a regulator of human lifespan and affects health in various species from a simple yeast organism on through to the mammalian species.

Mikhail Blagosklonny is not only a competent professor, educator, and researcher, but has written extensively. The requirement of “publish or perish” has no effect on Blagosklonny who is prolific, writing extensively and profoundly in his field of study. His research articles are used by others in the field as a source of reference and are often cited and published in other works and journals. In this area, Jorge Hirsch developed an index that is a quick way to judge the quality of work written by other scientists. It is a metric that looks at numbers of articles written and compares it with the number of times that same article has been cited by other researchers on tandfonline.com. It simply measures quantity and quality. While a Hirsch 3 or H 3 may make universities happy with their associate professors, Blagosklonny has a Hirsch 83.

Blagosklonny continues his prolific career seeking the fountain of youth, and we can only hope that he comes from a family whose members live long productive lives. See:http://www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget/

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