Director of Science
Pangea's Director of Science, Dr. Loren Bertocci is one of the top mitochondrial researchers in his field.
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Following his undergraduate career at Stanford University, Dr. Loren Bertocci earned his PhD in Biochemistry/Biophysics with a specialization in skeletal muscle mitochondria and has dedicated his career to studying the role of mitochondria in secondary metabolism (skeletal muscle). The outcome of his 20+ years of research at UT Southwestern Medical School is the creation of a product that triggers mitochondrial biogenesis to reduce the effects of the aging process.
Dr. Bertocci's publication record is world class, including 26 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded (as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, or Collaborating Investigator) more than $3 million in grants from the American Heart Association, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, NASA, and the National Institutes of Health.
With athletic backgrounds swimming, water polo, triathlon and track, in Dr. Bertocci is an accomplished Crossfit athlete and recently earned a Bronze Medal in Olympic Weightlifting at the 2015 Pan Am Masters Championships. He is currently training to qualify for the World Weightlifting Championships in the 65+ category.