University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Pinchas Cohen

Pinchas Cohen

Pinchas Cohen is the Dean of the USC Davis School of Gerontology and serves as the Executive Director of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.  He graduated in 1986 with highest honors from the Technion Medical School in Israel and trained at Stanford University.  He held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA.  He received numerous awards for his research, including a NIA “EUREKA” Award and the Transformative RO1-Grant from the Director of National Institutes of Health. He also received the Glenn Award for Research in Aging.

Cohen published over 250 papers in top scientific journals focusing on aging, cancer, and diabetes; with an emphasis on the emerging science of mitochondrial-derived peptides, which he discovered.

He holds several patents for novel peptides and is the co-founder of CohBar, a biotechnology company developing mitochondrial peptides for diseases of aging. His work has been cited in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He serves on the boards of several professional journals and societies, including the American Federation for Aging Research. Cohen is president-elect of the Growth Hormone Society and served on the Endocrine Society Steering Committee.

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