Brian Kennedy

Director, Centre for Healthy Longevity and Professor Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology at National University of Singapore


Dr. Brian Kennedy is an internationally recognized expert in the basic biology of aging and the development of interventions to delay, prevent, and treat human aging and associated diseases.

He currently serves as a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). In this role, Dr. Kennedy directs three key programs:

1. A program at the Centre for Healthy Longevity that demonstrates the effects of interventions on human aging.
2. A program at the Bia-Echo Asia Center for Reproductive Longevity and Equality that focuses on declining fertility in women.
3. The Healthy Longevity Translational program.

Dr. Kennedy’s research is focused on identifying practical lifestyle and pharmaceutical interventions that can measurably impact human aging at a population level. He is optimistic that in the next 5-10 years, there will be robust data showing the efficacy of these interventions.

Prior to joining NUS, Dr. Kennedy was the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging from 2010 to 2016. He has also held faculty positions at the University of Washington and Guangdong Medical College.

Dr. Kennedy has published over 80 manuscripts in prestigious journals and serves as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Aging Cell. He is also actively involved with several biotechnology companies focused on longevity research and interventions.