Bernard L. Strehler

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Bernard Strehler (1925–2001) was an early biogerontologist. He published the book Time, Cells, and Aging.

In 1949, he helped discover the firefly luciferin 2, which gives off light after being combined with ATP. In 1956, he switched to the field of aging. He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California as a professor of biology and director of biological research at the USC Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Bernard Strehler, pioneering biogerontologist, 76". Https. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bernard Strehler, 76 - Studied the Causes of Aging". The New York Times. June 17, 2001. Retrieved May 12, 2015.