Antonei Csoka

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Antonei B. Csoka
Alma materUniversity of Debrecen
Scientific career
Fieldsaging, biogerontology, epigenetics
InstitutionsHoward University

Antonei B. Csoka, Ph.D. is a biogerontologist at Howard University who works on the molecular biology of aging, regenerative medicine and epigenetics.[1][2][3]


Dr. Csoka earned a bachelor's degrees at Newcastle University in Genetics. He has a master's in Molecular Pathology from University of Leicester and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from University of Debrecen.[4]

Research career[edit]

He was a member of the consortium that identified the Lamin A gene as the cause of the accelerated aging disease Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome and participated in the first National Institutes of Health - Progeria Research Foundation workshop.[5][6][7] He also showed that Progeria is a true representation of aging with respect to cellular signaling pathways, and truly recapitulates the normal aging process at the cellular level.[8][9] He currently researches the molecular etiology of aging at the level of signaling pathways.[10]


Csoka has authored and co-authored over 40 scientific papers.[11][12]

Life extension activities[edit]

Dr. Csoka is a prominent proponent of life extension, cryonics and transhumanism,[13] identified as one of the top twenty-three socially connected professors on Twitter.[14] He is a scientific advisor to the Alcor Life Extension Foundation,[15] the UK Cryonics and Cryopreservation Research Network,[16] and the Lifeboat Foundation,[17] a fellow of the Global Healthspan Policy Institute,[18] and was featured in the first Immortality Institute film, Exploring Life Extension (2005) produced by Bruce Klein.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Howard University College of medicine Faculty Profiles". Howard University. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Dr. Antonei Csoka – Therapeutics for Age-Related Disease". Ideacity Conference 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Who's Who in Gerontology: People". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  4. ^ Biography of Antonei Csoka
  5. ^ "2001, First -ever NIH-PRF Workshop". Progeria Research Foundation. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Researchers Identify Gene for Premature Aging Disorder". NIH. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  7. ^ Eriksson M, Brown WT, Gordon LB, Glynn MW, Singer J, Scott L, Erdos MR, Robbins CM, Moses TY, Berglund P, Dutra A, Pak E, Durkin S, Csoka AB, Boehnke M, Glover TW, Collins FS. Recurrent de novo point mutations in lamin A cause Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome. Nature 2003;423:293-8. doi:10.1038/nature01629 PMID 12714972.
  8. ^ "Study validates Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome as a true representation of aging". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome can be compared to normal aging, say scientists". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Pathway signatures in lung and liver fibrosis and glaucoma may play a role in aging". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  11. ^ PubMed Bibliography Csoka's peer-reviewed bibliography
  12. ^ [1] Antonei Csoka ResearchGate Profile
  13. ^ ""Radical Life Extension: are you ready to live 1,000 years?"". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Socially Connected Professors on Twitter". Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Alcor Scientific Advisory Board". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  16. ^ "About Us – UK Cryonics and Cryopreservation Research Network". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Lifeboat Foundation Advisory Board". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Antonei Benjamin Csoka, Ph.D., Fellow, Howard University". Retrieved 4 September 2017.