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William Mair

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases

William Mair completed his BSc in Genetics and PhD in Biology at University College London, UK. He moved to San Diego to carry out his postdoctoral training at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, before joining Harvard as an Assistant Professor in November 2011. The Mair lab’s research studies the basic biology of the aging process, driven by the central question: Why are we more likely to get chronic diseases when we are old than when we are young? What goes wrong in cells and tissues to increase overall disease risk, and is this decline inevitable, or can we reverse it to bring healthy years to the elderly?

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Articles written by William Mair

Harvard associate professor looks at 5 common ageing myths

Washington Post - 20-Sep-2019

The science is changing all the time, we've still got a lot to learn