February 24, 2023
Geroscience is an interdisciplinary field of research that aims to understand the biological mechanisms of aging and how they contribute to the development of various age-related diseases and disabilities. The focus of geroscience is not just on treating individual age-related diseases, but on understanding the underlying biological processes of aging and developing interventions that can delay, prevent, or treat multiple age-related conditions at once.
About the Speaker
Dr. Mehmood Khan’s distinguished career has included several senior corporate roles, including Vice Chairman
and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo, and President of
Global R&D at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Before moving into the private sector Dr. Khan was a faculty member in endocrinology at the
Mayo Clinic and Medical School, where he served as Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and
Nutritional Trials Unit. He also led programmes in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism,
and nutrition in Minneapolis.
Dr. Khan is a member of the Board of Directors of Reckitt Benckiser, Executive Chairman
of Life Biosciences, a member of the Saudi National Biotechnology Strategy Steering Committee,
and Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology of the United States’
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
He earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool School of Medicine, England,
and completed a fellowship in clinical endocrinology and nutrition in the Department of Medicine
and Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is a Fellow of the
Royal College of Physicians in London, a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology,
and an Elected Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at University of Oxford.
We look forward to welcoming you!