Irina Conboy, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Conboy, Ph.D. is Professor of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, Investigator at Quantitative Biology Institute, QB3 (UCB/UCSF/UCSC), member of the Academic Senate Committee and UCB/UCSF Graduate Program, Editor in Chief of Rejuvenation Research, Standing Member of an NIH Study Section, and scientific advisor to Juvena, NovaXS biotech companies and to The Alliance for Longevity Initiative (a4li) non-profit. Her research uncovered fundamental biomedical paradigms on the impact of age-imposed and pathological changes in circulatory milieu on signaling networks that regulate tissue maintenance and repair, as well as the strategies of calibrating these to healthy states. In addition to her focus on regenerative medicine, Irina’s strengths and areas of expertise include novel bio-computation and quantification of biological age and risk of disease (Cover Priority Research paper), regenerative and neuroprotective therapeutics, CRISPR strategies for diagnosing and treating tissue degeneration, and synthetic biology - bio-orthogonal proteomics. Prof. Conboy received numerous awards for her work, including Good Ventures Foundation, Silicon Valley Foundation, Open Philanthropy Award, Packer endowment, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award, Calico Award, Bridging the Gap Award, SENS Foundation and Life Extension Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation, Glenn, Ellison’s Medical Foundation, and National Research Service Award. Irina Conboy holds several US invention patents, and her papers are highly cited and are often highlighted in press releases.
Berkeley Engineer magazine, Fall 2020
Berkeley Engineer magazine, Spring 2023
Berkeley Engineer magazine, Fall 2019
The Economist, Summer 2017
ScienceDaily, Fall 2016
Time, Fall 2016
KQED, Summer 2014