• For Gary Cantor, Durham is His Research Home

  • Posted on June 15, 2017
  • Gary Cantor, DurhamEven when he was just a young child in Coral Springs, Florida, Gary Cantor already knew he was destined for a career in medicine. He discovered this desire when he became hooked on the medical reality show, “Trauma: Life in the ER,” on TV. He loved what he saw, although at first he wanted to be a surgeon because he admired their coolness. Overall, however, he loved medicine because doctors worked to save the lives of their patients and bringing hope to families of all kinds. His decided his admiration for the doctors was endless and he wanted to be in that brotherhood more than anything.

    His initial dream of becoming a really cool surgeon took a hot of a turn, however, when Gary Cantor was just 13. He was looking through YouTube videos and saw one presented by Dr. Aubrey de Grey. Dr. de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist who firmly believes that medical research was the most important thing in the world and the key to humans learning how to live 1,000 years. He corresponded with Dr. de Grey over several years and realized that medical research was his calling.

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