EPISODE SUMMARY

Join scientist and mindset & high-performance coach Claudia Garbutt and accomplished aging researcher José Pedro Castro, PhD, as they discuss aging and health.

In this episode, we talk about:

– What is aging & age-related inflammation

– Good inflammation VS bad inflammation

– Aging clocks and important biomarkers

Episode NOTES

José Pedro Castro completed his PhD in Biomedicine in 2015 by Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina. He then moved to the German Institute of Human Nutrition and joined the Grune Lab (Berlin, Germany) to study how age-related redox and metabolism changes impact the adipose tissue and skeletal muscle.

After completing his aims, he was awarded with the prestigious DFG Max-Kade fellowship and moved to Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) where he joined the Gladyshev Lab. There, he explored the genetics of aging, age-related diseases and lifespan control from a systems biology perspective.

Recently, and after returning to Portugal, he has joined Logarinho Lab at I3S (Porto, Portugal) after being awarded with the FCT CEEC 5th Edition for Assistant Researcher. Published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Cell, Nature Aging or Science Advances. Has received several awards and/or honors, including Early Research Career Award (2010) and Young Investigator Award (2013). He is a reviewer for several scientific journals and a review editor for Redox Biology and Frontiers in Aging.

His focus lies on understanding the biology of aging and age-related diseases. Using a combination of experimental and computational approaches he is keen to unravel age-related molecular trajectories leading to chronic diseases.

He is also an assistant professor for Immunology and an invited professor for Biogerontology and Aging and Nutrition. He is involved in several dissemination activities such as the creation of the Portuguese Society for Science and Medicine of Longevity.

On a more personal note, José also dedicates his time to literature by reading as much as he can and writing short fiction stories, but his true desire is to one day write a full novel!

Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jos%C3%A9-pedro-castro-phd-92528620

Understanding Aging & Age-Related Inflammation with José Pedro Castro, PhD | Episode 182

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