Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Mr. Kope received his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990. He has served as the University of Michigan’s Intellectual Property Counsel; as Director of Corporate Development for Aviron, and for MedImmune, Inc.; and as CEO and officer of a number of start-ups in the biotechnology space. He specializes in business development and consulting, and is widely experienced with biotechnology organizations. Mike has negotiated a broad range of business acquisition and partnership agreements, designed strategies for technology protection and promotion in many fields of research, and facilitated a number of successful startups.
Aubrey de Grey, PhD
Chief Science Officer and Co-founder
Dr. de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK and Mountain View, California, USA, who first researched the idea for, and founded, the SRF. He received his BA and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000 respectively, with his original field being in computer science. Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations. Click here to download a copy of Dr de Grey's CV.
Chief Operating Officer
Tanya has been involved with non-profit research and laboratory management for over twenty years. With a long-standing interest in extending a healthy lifespan, she has worked in both nanotechnology and cryonics, most recently serving as the CEO of Alcor Life Extension Foundation. She is experienced in all facets of business management for a small, non-profit research company, including financial planning and execution, strategic planning, and human resource management.