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Nathaniel David

Co-Founder and President, Unity Biotechnology

Ned co-founded UNITY in 2011, largely because he thought it was “simply the coolest biology he had ever seen.” Before UNITY, Ned co-founded four other biotechnology companies that together raised over $1.5 billion in financing and today employ over 400 scientists, engineers, and business people. Ned builds companies because he sees company creation as a means to create technologies that change the world. Ned is a co-founder of Syrrx (acquired by Takeda), Achaogen (AKAO), Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (KYTH, acquired by Allergan), and Sapphire Energy. Ned holds pending and issued patents in fields such as nanovolume crystallography, antibiotic resistance, aesthetic medicine, and cellular senescence. He has served on the board of directors of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Sapphire Energy, and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and is a member of the board of trustees of the University of California Foundation. Ned was named one of the Top 100 innovators in the world under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cellular Biology and an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University.

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See also: Company UNITY Biotechnology - Biotechnology company devoted to research of restoring human health

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Undoing Aging 2022
26-May-2022 to 28-May-2022

Focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage (Berlin)

Nathaniel David News

Comprehensive history and explanation of senescent cells

The Scientist - 01-Mar-2020

Including the latest on clinical trials of first-generation senolytics

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This start-up believes it can slow the aging process

Washington Post - 28-Oct-2016

Unity Biotechnology’s technology jump starts senescent cells into dividing again. Company has ra...

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Clearing the Body’s Retired Cells Slows Aging and Extends Life

The Atlantic - 03-Feb-2016

Cells accumulate damage in their DNA. Eventually become senescent – i.e. they stop dividing – an...

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