Tom Kirkwood

  title={Tom Kirkwood},
  author={T. Kirkwood},
  journal={Current Biology},
Tom Kirkwood is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Institute for Ageing and Health at Newcastle University, UK. After training in mathematics and biology at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford he first worked on the measurement of blood clotting and fibrinolytic factors. Early in his career he began an interest in the biology of ageing which he has followed since 1975. In 1977 he put forward the ‘disposable soma’ theory that unites the evolutionary and mechanistic understanding of… Expand