Laura Deming

Laura Deming is an American scientist and venture capitalist . Her work focuses on life extension , and using biological research to reduce or reverse the effects of aging .

Education

Laura Deming is the daughter of John and Tabitha Deming; [1] she grew up in New Zealand . [2] Deming and her brother, Trey, were homeschooled ; she says she is teaching “calculus and probability and statistics, and French literature and history.” At age 8, Deming became interested in the biology of aging, [3] and at age 12 she joined the lab of Cynthia Kenyon at the University of California, San Francisco . [2] [4] Kenyon and Deming successfully extended the life of the worm C. elegans by a factor of ten through genetic engineering . [5]Deming was accepted to MIT at age 14, [4] but later dropped to $ 100,000 Thiel Fellowship and a venture capital firm. [6] Deming was one of only two women in the 2011 initial class of Thiel Fellows. [7]

Career

Deming is a partner and founder of the Longevity Fund, a venture capital firm focused on aging and life extension. [2] [4] Deming believes that science can be used to create biological immortality in humans, and has said that ending aging is a lot closer than you might think. [8] She has been featured in “30 Under 30” by Forbes Magazine , [9] and was one of the stars of “The Age of Aging”, a documentary by National Geographic . [4] She also spoke at the 2012 Singularity Summit [10] and at the 2013 TEDMED conference. [11]

See also

  • Calico (company)
  • SENS Research Foundation

References

  1. Jump up^ Kelly, Caitlin (September 15, 2012). “Forgoing College to Pursue Dreams” . The New York Times . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:c Jacobs, Vance. “Portraits of Silicon Valley” . Storehouse . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  3. Jump up^ Hedgecock, Sarah (June 10, 2015). “Why Longevity Is Not Just A Numbers Game” . Forbes . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:d Mulkerrins, Jane (22 November 2015). “Could this pill be the key to eternal youth?” . The Telegraph . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ DePuy, Larry. “Electric cars? Triple lifespans? Warp drive? Sign me up!”(February 13, 2015). Times Standard . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  6. Jump up^ Leber, Jessica (February 3, 2012). “Too Young to Fail” . MIT Technology Review . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  7. Jump up^ Henderson, J. Maureen (June 20, 2011). “Meet The Teen Who Got Paid $ 100,000 To Drop Out Of School” . Forbes . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  8. Jump up^ Segran, Elizabeth (August 25, 2014). “The Silicon Valley Eternal Problem Can not Solve” . Fast Company . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ “30 Under 30” . Forbes . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  10. Jump up^ Popper, Ben (October 22, 2012). “Rapture of the nerds: Will the Singularity turn into gods or end the human race?” . The Verge . Retrieved 24 December 2015 .
  11. Jump up^ “How can you get up to speed?” . TEDMED . Retrieved January 27,2016 .

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