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Mahtab Jafari discusses therapeutic intervention on aging pathways and her work determining the mechanism of botanicals which her group has shown to extend life span in the fruit fly, Drosophila. She also shares her passion for teaching and communication of science.
Mahtab Jafari's research focuses on expanding lifespan using natural products. Jafari is the Director of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Program and Associate Professor of the Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, Irvine.
For more details on Avicenna, as mentioned in the interview, see his Wikipedia entry.