Steven Austad

Steven Austad

Steven Austad is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He has written widely for electronic and print media and produced four books — Why We Age (1997), Real People Don’t Own Monkeys (2002), To Err is Human, To Admit It is Not and Other Essays (2022) and Methuselah’s Zoo: What Nature Can Teach Us about Living Longer, Healthier Lives (2022).  Before his career in science, he put food on the table by driving taxis in New York City and training lions for the Hollywood movie industry.

Interviews with Steven Austad

The best books on Longevity, recommended by Steven Austad

The promises of potions or techniques to achieve longevity have been with us since time immemorial, the outlandishness of some claims matched only by our willingness to believe them. And, yet, today’s scientific research does give some clues on how to live longer and healthier lives. Biologist Steven Austad, Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research at the University of Alabama, recommends a range of books that give insight into longevity.

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