Mikhail Blagosklonny is a scientist who for a long time has been studying cancer and aging. He teaches oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York. He attended the First Pavlov State Medical University of St Petersburg and acquired his MD in internal medicine and a Ph.D. in experimental medicine and cardiology. In 2002 Mikhail became an associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College, in the same year he joined Ordway Research Institute in a senior scientist position. He served in that position until 2009 when he joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute to teach oncology. Source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikhail-blagosklonny-91abb531
Mikhail Blagosklonny passion in research was mainly on cancer with special interest in cancer therapy aiming at protecting normal body cells from getting damaged. He also dedicated time to research on factors that accelerate aging in human beings and after collecting facts developed anti-aging drugs. Mikhail Blagosklonny developed a hypothesis explaining a possibility of TOR signaling being a factor that speeds aging and cancer. To curb this, he encouraged the use of a very common drug rapamycin that for a long time has been used to treat cancer. Mikhail has recognition for being among the researchers who have been campaigning for rapamycin use to make life longer.
Mikhail Blagosklonny has been involved in editorial activities for major medical publications. He is a board member of the editing board that edited the Cell Death and Differentiation Journal. He also made contributions in the editing of Cancer Biology and Therapy. He is the chief editor of Once target, Aging, and the Cell Cycle. He is very involved in research that seeks to get causes of aging-related illnesses and development of therapy for all the diseases. Mikhail Blagosklonny work has helped save many lives a bettering of lives for people who have had cancer. His knowledge has helped him to change basic science to well developed anticancer strategies. His commitment to fight cancer is a challenge to all the medical practitioners to do what they can do to curb the pandemic that has claimed a million lives in the world. At Roswell Park, Cancer Centre Mikhail has been able to craft cancer preventive measures such as slowing down of organismal aging. He strongly believes that to win the fight the war against cancer there must be a combined effort from all the entities that are involved. Mikhail has applauded the numerous foundations that have been donating funds towards the fight against cancer, and the war requires a lot of funds, and the donations have gone a long way to help the good cause.
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