About the Author
Dr. Alexey Moskalev earned his PhD from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia in 2001. Since that time, Dr. Moskalev's research has focused on the genetics of longevity and aging, with emphasis on epigenetic regulation of aging, longevity, and stress resistance in animal models. He was a key contributor towards creating a database of biomarkers of aging in the Digital Ageing Atlas (DAA), and his lab has been supported by grants from the Russian Basic Research Foundation, the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the President of the Russian Federation through a program that funds leading young scientists. Currently, Dr. Moskalev is Vice-President of the Syktyvkar Branch of Russian Gerontology Society; President of the Komi branch of the Vavilov Society of Geneticists and Breeders; and a member of the editorial boards of Aging, Biogerontology, Frontiers in Genetics of Aging, Aging and Disease, Genes & Cells, and the SM Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders. Additionally, he is Co-chair of the International Symposiums "Genetics of Aging and Longevity" and "Biomedical Innovation For Healthy Longevity". Dr. Moskalev has published more than eighty scientific papers in peer reviewed journals on topics related to the genetics of aging and longevity, as well as DNR repair and defense genes in animal models. Dr. Vaiserman earned his PhD from the Institute of Gerontology, Kiev, Ukraine in 2004. Currently, he is head of the Laboratory of Epigenetics at the Institute of Gerontology, where his research has focused on long-term health consequences of adverse conditions in early life, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of age-associated diseases, telomere length in patients with age-related chronic diseases, and molecular mechanisms mediating lifespan in Drosophila. During the last 7 years, Dr. Vaiserman was Project Leader for the Ukrainian government sponsored research projects "Influence of Climatic and Social Factors in Early Development on Risk of Age-related Diseases in Ukraine, 2008-2010", "Effect of Histone Deatsetylase Inhibitors on the Viability and Longevity in Drosophila melanogaster, 2011-2013"," Study of Long-Term Effects of Specific and Nonspecific Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylases on the Life span and Expression of Genes Associated with Longevity in Drosophila Melanogaster (joint Ukraine-Russia project), 2012-2013", and "Study of polymorphisms of Parkinson's disease-related genes in Ukrainian population, 2013-2015". Dr. Vaiserman is also a member of the editorial boards of the journals Biogerontology, Frontiers in Genetics of Aging, and Gerontology & Geriatric Research. To-date, he has published four book chapters, as well as 65 papers in peer reviewed journals.