Steve Austad, PhD

Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Steven Austad is a Distinguished Professor and Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Steven Austad is the Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is also Founding Director and current Co-director of UAB’s Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and Senior Scientific Director of the American Federation for Aging Research.


Dr. Austad’s research has won multiple awards, including the Nathan A. Shock Award, the Robert W. Kleemeier Award, the Foundation IPSEN Longevity Prize, and the Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Steve Austad, PhD