Matt Kaeberlein is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Western Washington University in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. His post-doctoral studies were performed in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington from 2003-2006, where he was awarded a fellowship on the NIA funded Genetic Approaches to Aging training grant. Dr. Kaeberlein was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Pathology in 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. He has authored more than 100 publications, including 16 published in the high profile journals Cell, Science, and Nature. Dr. Kaeberlein has mentored 8 Ph.D. students, 10 post-doctoral scientists, and more than 120 undergraduate researchers in his lab. Dr. Kaeberlein has been recognized with several awards, including a Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award from the Glenn Foundation, an Alzheimer’s Association Young Investigator Award, an Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award, an Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award, and a Murdock Trust Award. In 2011, he was named the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research by the American Federation for Aging Research and appointed as a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and in 2012 he joined the Board of Directors of the American Aging Association. Dr. Kaeberlein currently serves on the editorial boards for Science, Aging Cell, Cell Cycle, PloS One, Frontiers in Genetics of Aging, BMC Longevity and Healthspan, F1000 Research, Ageing Research Reviews, and Current Genomics. In addition to his primary appointment, Dr. Kaeberlein is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biochemistry at the Aging Research Institute of Guangdong Medical College in Dongguan, China. He is also the co-Director of the University of Washington Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the founding Director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute at the University of Washington.