In June 2021, we began an investigation into the conduct of our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, initially in response to allegations raised by two members of the scientific community. This investigation – conducted by an independent, third-party investigator – remains ongoing.
However, we recently were made aware of communications by Dr. de Grey indirectly attempting to apply pressure on one of the investigation’s participants. The integrity of this investigation is paramount, and we cannot permit Dr. de Grey to undercut or disrupt the investigator’s work. For this reason, regrettably and with heavy hearts, the Board of Directors unanimously decided to separate from Dr. de Grey, effective immediately.
We cannot overstate how deeply Dr. de Grey has shaped this Foundation since its founding; his impact on the SENS Research Foundation is indelible. This separation is not a decision we took lightly. It was, however, necessary.
The SENS Research Foundation remains steadfastly committed to our mission, and we will continue to redefine the way the world researches and treats age-related ill health, while inspiring the next generation of biomedical students.
Out of respect for the individuals who came forward, and for Dr. de Grey, the investigator’s efforts will continue. We will share more with the community if and when it is appropriate to do so.