Advisory Board

Maxim Kholin, M.A.

Maxim Kholin, M.A. is Cofounder of Gero, a longevity biotech company, and Quantum Pharmaceuticals, a drug discovery company with a focus on molecular modeling. His ultimate goal is conquering aging and making anti-aging therapies widely available.

Gero is an AI driven drug discovery company using human medical data for identification of innovative therapeutics. Their flagship project is a pipeline of longevity therapeutics, as described in their paper Hacking Aging: A Strategy to Use Big Data From Medical Studies to Extend Human Life. Recent results include experimental therapies rejuvenating / reducing biological age and frailty in mice. Gero investors are serial pharma and IT entrepreneurs (previous exits to Google, Facebook).

Gero works with leading academic partners, including Brian Kennedy, Aubrey de Grey, Robert J. Shmookler Reis, Vadim Gladyshev, Yuri Aulchenko, Andrei Gudkov, and others to translate aging biology into life-changing interventions against biological aging acceleration in cancer, metabolic disorders, and immunosenescence.

Maxim also cofounded Quantum Pharmaceuticals where as CEO he is responsible for business operations, business development, and intellectual property. Quantum Pharmaceuticals is a drug discovery company with a focus on molecular modeling. Over the years, the team has developed capabilities of lead identification and translational studies of small molecule drug candidates with novel mechanisms of action.

The company developed one of the world’s leading structure-based drug design technologies and several first-in-class anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, and anti-aging drug candidates. Maxim led technology licensing and drug discovery deals with pharma (including members of the World Top 20) and Academia.

Maxim likes the idea of working on something grand and meaningful with the brightest people. He is the author of several patents in biotech and IT. Previously, he worked as a legal advisor in different international and domestic businesses with the experience of more than 10 years dealing with contract law, intellectual property, corporate law, and investments. What he enjoys most about his job is being able to contribute to finding a solution to the greatest problems of mankind — aging and age-related diseases.

Maxim is a fan of scientific progress and prospects in life sciences and life extension. He believes Gero does one of the most important things possible — rescuing mankind from aging and age-related diseases, which are the major causes of death worldwide.

Maxim earned his Master’s of Art Degree in Financial Management and Law in 2001, from Moscow Financial University.

Aging is taken personally by Maxim:

aging takes our loved ones, brings suffering and death, if this were the only chance to stop it we should use this chance. Every day while we are on the way costs people’s lives so we should be quick and do our best to accomplish this mission as soon as possible”.

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