Toren Finkel , National Institutes of Health, USA
Toren Finkel received his undergraduate degree in Physics and his MD and PhD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1986. Following a residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he completed a fellowship in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In 1992, he accepted a position as an Investigator within the Intramural Research Program of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2001, he became the Chief of the Cardiology Branch and in 2010 he assumed his current position as the Chief of the Center for Molecular Medicine within the NHLBI. His current research interests include the role of reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial function in aging and age-related diseases.
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