Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Aging is the single, greatest contributor to nearly every disease and condition that affects us after our youth. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, osteoporosis, and dementia are all diseases of aging. In the Soukas Laboratory, we endeavor to figure out how things go wrong in the cells of the body in aging, and more excitingly, how to fix what goes wrong. Our findings have the ability to impact not one, but nearly every disease that impacts humankind. We have the major goal of identifying molecular “switches” that can be thrown to turn back the clock on the aging process, promoting healthy aging and staving off aging-associated diseases.