Dr. Benjamin Treadwell, Ph.D.

Dr. Benjamin Treadwell, Ph.D. is an independent researcher in biochemistry with a life-long interest in metabolism and aging. He previously served as an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Harvard Medical School and as Director of the Orthopedic Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry at New York University and served as a Research Fellow at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in New Jersey.

Dr. Treadwell’s current interest is with designing studies to help understand the biochemical basis of aging in humans. The focus of these studies will be to convert the inefficient energy-producing machinery of the cells in aged humans to those resembling the more efficient youthful cell. The studies will involve clinical trials to test the effectiveness of specific natural compounds that are demonstrated to be deficient in aged tissues, and believed to be at least partially responsible for the energy deficit characteristic of the aged cell. These studies will be closely linked to the Ames and Hagan laboratories where pioneering work with animal and cell studies has demonstrated various age-related changes in cellular and organelle structure.

Dr. Treadwell’s mission at Juvenon is to further characterize, and analyze the results obtained from animal and cell studies, with the purpose of translating those results into a rational design (regimen of compounds) appropriate for human studies. His goal is to develop a combination of compounds, or compound cocktail, packaged in a tablet form that when taken on a regular basis by humans will result in significant improvement in overall health and quality of life.