Paul D. Robbins, Ph.D.

Paul D. Robbins, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Medical Discovery Team on Aging and the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM) and Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Before moving to the University of Minnesota, Dr. Robbins was a Professor of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, Florida and Director of the TSRI Center on Aging. Previously he was a Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Director of Basic Research for the Molecular Medicine Institute and Co-Director of the Paul Wellstone Cooperative Muscular Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as well as Interim Director of Molecular & Cellular Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

He received his B.A. from Haverford College, his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Mulligan at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT. He has co-authored over 345 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 185 book chapters and reviews with a H-index of 120, and i10-index of 434 and 48,344 citations and has edited four books.

Dr. Robbins’ current research is focused on developing clinically relevant approaches to extend human healthspan. These approaches including the development of senotherapeutic drugs, able to specifically kill (senolytics) or suppress (senomorphics) the senescent cells that accumulate with age, and the identification of youthful factors secreted by adult stem cells.

Dr. Robbins was a speaker at the 2020 Undoing Aging Conference event.