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Greg Fahy

Gregory M. Fahy, Ph.D. cryobiologist, biogerontologist is Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Twenty-First Century Medicine, Inc. Dr. Fahy is the world's foremost expert in organ cryopreservation by vitrification. Dr. Fahy is credited with introducing and promoting vitrification for cryopreservation in cryobiology. In the summer of 2005, where he was a keynote speaker at the annual Society for Cryobiology meeting, he announced that Twenty-First Century Medicine had successfully cryopreserved a rabbit kidney at -130ºC by vitrification and transplanted it into a rabbit after rewarming, with subsequent long-term life support by the vitrified-rewarmed kidney as the sole kidney.

Dr. Fahy is also a prominent biogerontologist. He has been a Director of the American Aging Association and for many years was editor of AGE News, the organization's newsletter.

Previous research experience

Dr Fahy has over 30 years of experience in the field of cryopreservation. As a scientist with the American Red Cross, he was the originator of the first practical method of cryopreservation by vitrification and the inventor of computer based systems to apply this technology to whole organs. Before joining Twenty-First Century Medicine, he was the chief scientist for Organ, Inc and of LRT, Inc. He was also Head of the Tissue Cryopreservation Section of the Transfusion and Cryopreservation Research Program of the U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland where he spearheaded the original concept of ice blocking agents.


A native of California, Dr. Fahy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

He currently serves on the editorial boards of two journals, the Board of Directors of three organizations, and as a referee for numerous scientific journals and funding agencies. His scholarly work is highly published and he holds more than 20 patents.

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