Even as a child, Dr. David Sinclair was struck by the unfairness of the aging process.
When he was only four years old, his grandmother cautioned him to make the most of every moment with his beloved pet cat, since animals experience shorter lifespans than we do. This instilled a drive in David to fight the forces of time, one that carried him through his adult education.
Dr. Sinclair attended Sydney’s University of New South Wales, receiving both a Ph. D. in Molecular Genetics and the Australian Commonwealth Prize. After an anti-aging lecture tour meeting with MIT professor Dr. Leonard Guarente, David applied to work as a post-grad in his lab and was accepted.
Before long, David brought his passion for fighting time to Harvard University and established a specialized lab he still chairs for studying ways to combat the aging process.
David Sinclair is now a professor in the Department of Genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. He is an inventor on 35 patents and has received more than 35 awards and honors. In 2014, he was on Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and listed as Time’s Top 50 in healthcare in 2018.
David’s fight against aging hasn’t been easy. It was a rough go from the start. The more Dr. Sinclair asserted the validity of his early findings in the press and medical journals, the more the scientific community was openly and vocally critical of his avenue of research. For years, funding and staffing swung in up and down extremes as his credibility was openly called into question.
Despair and depression set in, as he began to second-guess his entire life’s work.
Then, a funny thing happened. David started to achieve breakthrough results. His study and experimentation of a compound called “resveratrol” was shown in multiple peer-reviewed studies to increase anti-aging compounds during laboratory testing. After years of being derided as a “fraud,” his detractors were forced to eat their words.
Today, after nearly a decade of getting the side-eye from the establishment, Dr. Sinclair and his work have been vindicated. His groundbreaking work battling the aging process is now accepted as mainstream science, and he’s sharing what he knows with the world.
His book Lifespan is a New York Times bestseller. In it, he outlines a comprehensive plan for extending the human lifespan and achieving a quality of life that will make it worthwhile.
To say this was a fascinating conversation would be an understatement. Dr. Sinclair has been leading the anti-aging charge for years, even when nobody believed him. Now that it’s becoming clear he was right all along, he’s leagues ahead of everyone else in the field.
Sound like someone you might want to hear more from? Me too! Join me on Episode 1,004 to learn more about the anti-aging process with Dr. David Sinclair!