Theme: The elusive concept of biological age
Date/Time: Aug 18 @09:30 AM
Steve Horvath is a prominent American biostatistician and bioinformatician. He is known for his work in developing the DNA methylation-based “epigenetic clock,” a mathematical algorithm that estimates biological age based on DNA methylation patterns. The epigenetic clock has gained significant attention in the field of aging research and has been used to study various aspects of human health and disease.
Steve Horvath is a professor of biostatistics and human genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he holds the position of Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics. He is also a professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. In addition to his work on the epigenetic clock, Steve Horvath has made significant contributions to statistical and computational methods for analyzing high-dimensional biological data, including genomics and epigenomics data.
Horvath’s research has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Curt Stern Award from the American Society of Human Genetics, the EAS Award from the International Biometric Society’s Eastern North American Region, and the NIA Nathan W. Shock Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Aging. His work on the epigenetic clock has been widely published in leading scientific journals, and he continues to be an active researcher in the field of biostatistics and epigenetics.