One of the professors at Roswell Park Centre is Mikhail Blagosklonny who is a professor of Oncology who majorly studies cancer and Aging process. According to him, he believes that it can be possible to stop the aging process or reduce its rate. He also trusts that with the help of the experience he has gained and his solid educational background he will make his dream real. He studied at the First Pavlov State Medical University located in St. Petersburg, Russia. While at the University, he was able to earn his MD in Internal Medicine, but this wasn’t enough if he wanted to make his dream true. He went back to the same University and received a Ph.D. in Cardiology and Experimental Medicine.
His career path began in 2002 where he joined New York Medical College, Valhalla as an associate professor of medicine. He knew the importance of having a broad range of experience and this is why he decided to join Ordway Research Institute as a senior scientist. Through changing the working environment from one Institute to another, he had the opportunity of meeting different people and learning new things regarding the medicine industry. He later left Ordway Institute to join Roswell Park where he is now the Professor of Oncology. All the skills and experience he gained from working in these institutions is what shaped him to become an excellent professor. His research interest lies in the fields of anti-aging drugs, cancer therapies, and biogerontology.
He has had the privilege of working as an editor in chief of Cell cycle and Oncotarget and being in the Differentiation and cell death editorial board. When it comes to a matter of cancer and aging, Mikhail Blagosklonny came up with a hypothesis concerning TOR signaling. He proposes the usage of Rapamycin as it is a drug commonly used in cancer treatments. Mr. Blagosklonny believes that the usage of this drug and TOR signaling can be a possible treatment in reducing the aging process and all the age-related diseases. He has continuously advocated on the usage of this drug through his extensive research. He is truly determined to find a cure for cancer and a treatment that can reduce or stop the aging process.