L. Stephen Coles

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Leslie Stephen Coles
Born (1941-01-19)January 19, 1941
New York City, New York
Died December 3, 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 73)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Cause of death
Pancreatic cancer
Education Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S.
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine, M.D.

Leslie Stephen Coles (January 19, 1941 – December 3, 2014) was the co-founder and 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 David Geffen School of Medicine.[2][4][5][6] He was a researcher and a spokesperson on supercentenarians[7][8] and on aging.[9] Coles had an M.D. and Ph.D., published scientific papers (mostly on aging and supercentenarians)[10] and held one patent.[11] As of December 2014, the Web of Science shows that his works have been cited 285 times, leading to an h-index of 10.[12]


Coles was born on January 19, 1941 in New York City. He 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.[13] After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Coles completed his clinical internship in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Jackson Memorial Hospital of the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (University of Miami).

Coles was treasurer of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation,[14] as well as co-founder and system administrator of the Gerontology Research Group.[15] He died on December 3, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona of pancreatic cancer.[16][17] His body was cryonically preserved.[18]

Selected publications[edit]

Journal articles[edit]


  • L. Stephen Coles (2011) Extraordinary Healing: How the discoveries of Mirko Beljanski, the world's first green molecular biologist, can protect and restore your health. Freedom Press, Topanga, CA, ISBN 9781893910898. This book propagates the discredited ideas of Mirko Beljanski, who had been convicted of illegally practicing medicine in 1994.[19]
  • L. Stephen Coles and David Steinman (1999) The IP-6 with Inositol Question and Answer Book: Nature's Ultimate Anti-Cancer Pill. Freedom Press, Topanga, CA, ISBN 9781893910003


  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. 
  4. ^ Coles, L. Stephen; Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group (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. 
  6. ^ "Aging: The Reality". The Gerontological Society of America. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  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. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Duff (April 15, 2007). "Aging: Disease or Business Opportunity?". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  10. ^ "L. Stephen Coles". University of Trier. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  11. ^ "Method for imaging informational biological molecules on a semiconductor.". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  12. ^ "Coles, L. Stephen". Science Citation Index. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 
  13. ^ Simon, Herbert Alexander (1996). The Sciences of the Artificial. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-69191-4. 
  14. ^ "Supercentenarian Research Foundation". Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  15. ^ "About the Gerontology Research Group (GRG)". GRG. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  16. ^ "Researcher of oldest people dies at 73". Times Argus. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
  17. ^ Whitelocks, Sadie (3 December 2014). "World leader in aging research dies at 73 of cancer but has his body cryogenically frozen in the hope of future revival". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
  18. ^ "L. Stephen Coles dies at 73. studied extreme aging in humans". Los Angeles Times. 4 December 2014. 
  19. ^ Kouchner, Annie (20 January 1996). "14 ans d'intrigues à l'Élysée". Le Point (in French). Retrieved 11 August 2010.