Matt Buckley completed his PhD in the aging research lab of Dr. Anne Brunet at Stanford prior to co-founding Retro. He spent the last several years focused on scaling single-cell transcriptomics and applying machine learning techniques to quantify aging and the effects of age-related interventions. Prior to that he studied bioengineering at UC Berkeley and worked at Illumina. He believes that translating aging biology research into therapeutics is the most high-leverage way to improve the human condition, and that start-ups are a phenomenal way to do this. Outside of Retro, Matt enjoys reading broadly, with concentrations in history and science.