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Leonard P. Guarente

professor, biology, MIT

Leonard P. Guarente is an American biologist best known for his research on life span extension in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He is currently at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is Novartis Professor of Biology. Guarente is recognized as the leading proponent of the hypothesis that caloric restriction slows aging by activation of Sirtuins. Leonard Guarente has written an autobiography titled *Ageless Quest: One Scientist's Search for Genes That Prolong Youth*. The book was published in 2003 by Cold Spring Harbor Press.