Perrott is a Cofounder of SENS Foundation, former Board Member of
the Methuselah Foundation, and owner of
Riverside Honda and Skidoo Sales,
the largest Honda recreational vehicle dealership in Canada.
After twenty years of growing and managing a successful retail business, Kevin became a cancer survivor and shifted direction to academics to develop methods of curing cancer and other age-related diseases. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 2006 at the age of 43 with a double major in Biology and Chemistry. He then entered the Ph.D. program and after completing two years studying the role of mitochondria in the process of aging in the nematode C. elegans, he shifted focus to the importance of the phenomenon of mammalian cellular senescence and its role in degenerative disease.
Kevin has been a consultant for many organizations and businesses pursuing the construction of collaborations to accelerate the development of therapies to restore function in aged individuals. In 2005 he became COO and a Board Member of the Methuselah Foundation, and Executive Director of the Methuselah Mouse Prize. He is also the Founder and CEO of AgeNet (Aging Research Network), a Canadian charity sponsoring research to maintain and restore function lost to degenerative disease. AgeNet was responsible for the “first-in-history” streaming live of important aging research in the breakthrough Edmonton Aging Symposium. In the fall of 2008, AgeNet assisted in the founding of LifeStar Institute, a U.S. charity dedicated to raising awareness of the economic and social impact of of global aging, as well as founding SENS Foundation.
Kevin continues to support the advance of aging research as the VP of the American Aging Association, and through his research at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in the lab of Judith Campisi sponsored by SENS Foundation to mitigate the negative effects of senescent cells.
Watch the award-winning film from David Suzuki’s series “The Nature of Things” featuring Kevin Perrott entitled “Living Forever: The Longevity Revolution”. You can also watch Interview with Kevin Perrott, MPrize Director on GlobalTV and Kevin Perrott Interview Oct 5th. View his Facebook page. Read his Google+ profile and his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.