Speaker's BiographyLuigi Fontana
Research Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Longevity Research Program, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine; Professor of Nutrition, Salerno University Medical School
Luigi Fontana is a research associate professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of nutrition at Salerno University Medical School in Italy. An internationally recognized scientist, author and expert in the fields of nutrition and healthy aging, he co-directs the Longevity Research Program at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also director of the Division of Nutrition and Aging of the Italian National Institute of Health. Fontana's research focuses on the role of diet and exercise in preventing age-associated chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and on the promotion of healthy successful aging. Fontana graduated from the Verona University Medical School, where he completed his internship and residency in internal medicine. He also received a Ph.D. in metabolism from the University of Padua Medical School.