Leonid Gavrilov

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Leonid A. Gavrilov
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Occupation research associate

Leonid A. Gavrilov is a Russian-born American scientist. He is a research associate at the Center on Aging of the National Opinion Research Center in Chicago, in the United States. He specializes in the mathematical modeling of aging and mortality, biodemography and the genetics of aging and longevity. He and his wife Natalia S. Gavrilova have proposed a reliability theory of aging. Gavrilov has written two books, several chapters and numerous scientific papers.[citation needed]


Gavrilov has an MSc in chemistry (1976) and a PhD in genetics (1980), both from Moscow State University. His book The Biology of Life Span: A Quantitative Approach was published in Russian in 1986 and in English translation in 1991.[1][2] In 1998 he and his wife emigrated to the United States, where he received a grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the effects of parental age on lifespan. He taught a course on "biodemography of human mortality and longevity" at the University of Chicago.[1]

Gavrilov is an associate editor of Experimental Gerontology and Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, and an editorial board member of Rejuvenation Research, Advanced Science Letters and The Scientific World Journal. He is a consultant for the National Research Council and the National Institute on Aging,[1] and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.



  1. ^ a b c [s.n.] (2002). Pieces of the puzzle: an interview with Leonid A. Gavrilov, PhD. Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine 5 (3): 255-263.[self-published source?]
  2. ^ Leonid A. Gavrilov, Natalia S. Gavrilova; V.P. Skulachev (ed.); John and Liliya Payne (trans.) (1991). The Biology of Life Span: A Quantitative Approach. Chur; New York: Harwood Academic Publishers. ISBN 9783718649839.