L. Stephen Coles

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L. Stephen Coles (born January 19, 1941) is the co-founder and the Executive Director of the Gerontology Research Group,[1][2] a visiting scholar in the computer science department at the University of California, Los Angeles,[3] and an assistant researcher in the Department of Surgery, at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.[2][4][5][6] He is a researcher and a spokesperson on supercentenarians[7][8] and on aging.[9]


Coles has an M.D. and Ph.D., has published scientific papers (mostly on aging and supercentenarians)[10][11] and holds one patent.[12] As of January 2014, the Web of Science shows that his works have been cited 275 times, leading to an h-index of 10.[13]

Coles received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, his Master's in mathematics from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in systems and communication sciences from Carnegie Mellon University.[14] After attending the Stanford University School of Medicine, Coles completed his clinical internship in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Jackson Memorial Hospital of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He then taught at the University of California, Berkeley.[citation needed]

Coles served as a visiting scientist for the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Research and Development in Washington, D.C.[citation needed] and has published with Aubrey de Grey, Leonid Gavrilov, and Jay Olshansky.[15] He is the treasurer of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation,[16] as well as co-founder and current system administrator of the Gerontology Research Group.[17]

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  • Extraordinary Healing: How the discoveries of Mirko Beljanski, the world's first green molecular biologist, can protect and restore your health by L. Stephen Coles (2011)
  • The IP-6 with Inositol Question and Answer Book: Nature's Ultimate Anti-Cancer Pill by L. Stephen Coles and David Steinman (1999)


  1. ^ Medina, Jennifer (January 30, 2007). "In Connecticut, World’s Oldest Woman Dies at 114.". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  2. ^ a b Zaslow, Jeffrey (February 28, 2005). "Gerontology sleuths search for 'supercentenarians'". Wall Street Journal (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Coles, L. Stephen". UCLA. Retrieved 2007-10-31. "Visit Schr; Cmptr Sci" 
  4. ^ Coles, L. Stephen; Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group (LA-GRG) (2006). "Validated Supercentenarian Cases Aged 114 and Above". Rejuvenation Research 9 (4): 503–5. doi:10.1089/rej.2006.9.503. PMID 17105392. 
  5. ^ "Demographics of Human Supercentenarians and the Implications for Longevity Medicine". New York Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2007-10-31. "Department of Surgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA" 
  6. ^ "Aging: The Reality". The Gerontological Society of America. Retrieved 2007-10-31. "Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles." 
  7. ^ "Research group tracks oldest-living people.". Daily Bruin. June 10, 2004. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  8. ^ "Researchers look for secrets of living to 100 and beyond.". Baltimore Sun. December 31, 2006. "humans could eventually max out at about 125, said Dr. L. Stephen Coles, director of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group, which tracks the ages of ..." 
  9. ^ Wilson, Duff (April 15, 2007). "Aging: Disease or Business Opportunity?". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  10. ^ "L. Stephen Coles". NIH. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  11. ^ "L. Stephen Coles". University of Trier. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  12. ^ "Method for imaging informational biological molecules on a semiconductor.". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  13. ^ "Coles, L. Stephen". Science Citation Index. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 
  14. ^ Simon, Herbert Alexander (1996). The Sciences of the Artificial. ISBN 0-262-69191-4. 
  15. ^ De Grey, AD; Gavrilov, L; Olshansky, SJ; Coles, LS; Cutler, RG; Fossel, M; Harman, SM (2002). "Antiaging technology and pseudoscience". Science 296 (5568): 656. doi:10.1126/science.296.5568.656a. PMID 11985356. 
  16. ^ "Supercentenarian Research Foundation". Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  17. ^ "About the Gerontology Research Group (GRG)...". GRG. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 

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