The Helen P. Rumbel Professorship for Aging Research


The Helen P. Rumbel Professorship for Aging Research and the Helen P. Rumbel Professorship for Micronutrient Research were created in 2011 through the generous estate gift of a friend of the Linus Pauling Institute.

Tory Hagen

Tory HagenTory Hagen, a biochemist and a principal investigator in the Linus Pauling Institute, was named the Rumbel Professor for Aging Research in 2014. Professor Hagen conducts studies into nutrients that have an impact on preventing disease and promoting health, particularly among the elderly. His research has uncovered two nutrients, lipoic acid and carnitine, which can improve memory, mobility, and overall function in aging animals and potentially in humans as well.

His research into the cellular mechanisms underlying the aging process has gained international recognition and earned major grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Hagen received his Ph.D. in biochemstiry from Emory University in Atlanta, and then served as a post doctoral fellow and research scientist at University of California, Berkeley. He joined the OSU faculty and the Linus Pauling Institute in 1998.

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