LongeVC Fellowship Program: Bridging Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship in Longevity Science

LongeVC launches its Fellows Program, an initiative to build leadership in the longevity and regenerative sectors. The program has drawn students from universities like Stanford, Cambridge, and Berkeley.

The program stems from the need in longevity science for more spaces where scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs can turn theory into practise. The Fellows Program is a platform to help with these transformative applications.

The initiative aligns with LongeVC's focus on investing toward an ageless future. LongeVC is financially backing early-stage founders to transition biotech to the market, aiming to revolutionise health and change lives. In this endeavour, they cultivate an ecosystem of companies centred on biotech and longevity. They also link founders with a worldwide network of industry thought leaders, all with a shared vision of an ageless future.

The current fellows show upcoming leadership in their respective fields. A diverse group forms their collaborative efforts:

Pengwei Sun: A Ph.D. student in Biomedical Physics at Stanford with a 4.06/4.30 GPA, Sun has a background in chemistry and molecular probe research. He maintains an undergraduate GPA of 3.90/4.00 and was ranked #1 in his class at Peking University, being honoured with the National and Merit Academic Scholarships.
Dr. Weigao Wang: A postdoctoral scholar at Stanford with a Ph.D. in Biomolecular Engineering, Wang has enhanced enzyme/strain engineering, NGS sequencing, and cell-free synthetic biology. His academic insights are also shared through his reviewing service for journals like “Biotechnology for Biofuels” and “Biochemical Engineering Journal.”
Maja Magdalena Kaczmarek: A Ph.D. student in Medical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Engaged in optimizing kidney machine perfusion conditions, Maja bridges scientific research and clinical application. Outside academic activities, Maja holds the position of Vice President at the Cambridge Society of Ageing and Longevity Research, which aims to bring together Cambridge-based researchers and establish a local longevity networking hub.
Yifei Wang: A Ph.D. student at the University of California with a GPA of 3.97/4.0. Recognized for her research into hematopoietic stem cell aging. Yifei has served as a consultant in biotech and provided crucial insights into the developmental and commercialization processes of next-gen technologies.
Jiahao Liang: A 4th-year Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford focusing on Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Liang has achieved notable grants and awards. His research varies from exploring synaptic VGCCs to hedgehog signal transduction.

The fellows represent a fusion between experimental biology, computational strategies, and translational research, forging a trajectory anticipated to bring breakthroughs and applications to longevity science.

LongeVC Fellows Program aims to combine science and business. It provides mentorship, network growth, skill training, and knowledge sharing to develop leaders in longevity science. The program hosts two cohorts a year. The next one starts in the autumn, and applications open in the summer of 2024.

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