Are you studying for a life science or biotechnology degree, teaching students, or otherwise a part of the academic life science community? Do you have an interest in helping to advance longevity science and the development of cures for the diseases of aging? The SENS Foundation Academic Initiative is looking for volunteers to help with their growth in funding and interest:
Over the last few months, the SENS Foundation Academic Initiative has witnessed a rapid increase in its membership numbers, and in the interest it receives from students across the United States and the world. In order to properly utilize and expand upon this interest, the Initiative will need new volunteers, new ideas, and new projects.
For this reason, the Academic Initiative is seeking additional volunteers to help it fulfill its purpose: specifically, to help the Initiative craft itself into an organization capable of launching a legitimate grassroots youth movement in support of SENS Foundation.
To join us in this mission, you can either fill out our brief online volunteer application or email Daniel Kimbel, the Academic Coordinator, at daniel dot kimbel at sens dot org. If you are interested in being involved, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can use volunteers from nearly any background.
The Initiative is focused on the groundwork necessary to build tomorrow's rejuvenation biotechnology research community: people who will enter the workforce to repair mitochondria, build the ultimate cure for cancer, find ways to safely break down the aggregated proteins and crosslinks that cause age-related degeneration - and more. The defeat of aging through biotechnology is a program that will last for decades and radically transform the medical and life science communities along the way. Working with the SENS Foundation and the Academic Initiative is a way to get in on the ground floor of this grand venture, and build connections that will serve you well in future years. The Foundation stands at the center of a web of medical and biotechnology research, with labs and projects around the world, involving many of the most noteworthy researchers in their fields - this is what the beginning of a great revolution looks like, and the years ahead will see great change and great excitement.
It is a good time to be a life scientist.
Of particular note in the SENS Foundation Academic Initiative is the Outreach Group, whose members are eager to find new contacts at academic institutions worldwide:
This group is in charge of reaching out to academic institutions in hopes of gaining support for SENS and students looking for internships/further study in our particular field of research. If anyone has contacts at colleges, research facilities, etc I would greatly appreciate you sharing them, as I will be building a list of organizations to contact over the next few weeks.
SENS is much more than just a plan and a research portfolio; it is a scientific community. One of the ways to help the long term development of working rejuvenation biotechnology - medicine that can reverse the degenerations of aging by repairing cellular and molecular damage - is to help that community grow. Connections are what drive success and progress in this world, and that is something we can all help with.