Ilia Stambler, PhD, is a researcher at Bar Ilan University, Israel. His research focuses on the historical and social implications of aging and life extension research. He is the author of A History of Life-extensionism in the Twentieth Century ( He is actively involved in advocacy for aging and longevity research (


Ilia Stambler

Personal details:

Surname:             Stambler                           

First name:           Ilia

Date of birth:        February 20, 1972 

Place of birth:       Belz. Moldova 

Aliyah:                   December 30, 1990 

Marital status:       Single 

Home address:    Harashba St. 12/21, Rishon Lezion, Israel 

Tel:                       +972-3-961-42-96 

Cellular phone:    +972-52-2283-578 


English, Hebrew, Russian – full proficiency 
Yiddish, French, German – reading proficiency 


2005–2012           PhD, Department of Science, Technology and Society
Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies. Bar-Ilan University. Israel
Thesis title: A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century

1998–2002           MA in English Literature (with a thesis), English Department, 
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Thesis title: Heroism and Heroic Death in Nineteenth Century Literature

1994–1998           BA in English Literature (Cum Laude), English Department, 
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

1993–1994           Courses in Biology and Computing, The Open University, Jerusalem, Israel 

1991–1993           Studies of Biology, Biology Department, The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

1989–1990           Studies of Bio-Medical Engineering, The Department of Bio-Medical Devices, The Institute for Instruments Development and Manufacturing, Moscow

1979–1989           High School No. 22, Balashikha, Moscow District (Cum Laude) 


2013-2014           Postdoctoral researcher. Department of Science, Technology and Society, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

2002–2012          Scientific writer. The Biophysical Interdisciplinary Jerome Schottenstein Center for the Research and Technology of the Cellome, Bar-Ilan University, Israel 

2002                    Translating of patents in biotechnology (Russian-English). Information Concepts Inc., Tel-Aviv, Israel

2002                    Special project: Translation of “A Window to the Future” brochure 
(English-Russian). Publications Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

1999–2001          Translating of new immigrants’ Research and Development projects 
(Russian-Hebrew-English), The Western Negev Initiative Center (Technological Incubator), Israel

1999–2002          Instructor in the Reading & Writing Laboratory. The Department of English as a Foreign Language, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Awards:  Bar-Ilan University Excellence Award – 2009


Public activity and membership in international associations :  

2005present   Coordinator. Israeli Chapter of Humanity Plus (formerly World Transhumanist Association)  Blog

2010present     Affiliate Scholar. The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 

2012–present     Member of the Biotech/Medical Board and Life Extension Board. The Lifeboat Foundation

2012–present     Coordinator. International Longevity Alliance , ,

2014-present      Coordinator. Longevity for All

2014-present      Regional coordinator. Longecity

2013-present      Coordinator. Israeli Longevity Alliance

2012-present      Co-author and promoter of the “Law Proposal for the Establishment of the National Advisory Committee for the Promotion of Longevity and Quality of Life for the Elderly Population” in I srael:

2013-present     Organizer of  educational campaigns on aging  research  -  "International  Longevity Day - October 1" (2013,  2014,  2015);  "Metchnikoff  Day - May 15" (2015);;

LIST OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (reprints are available upon request)


(a)  Books and Book Chapters:

1. Stambler I. A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century, Longevity History, 2011, 2014

2. Stambler I. Heroic Power in Thomas Carlyle and Leo Tolstoy. Political Leadership, SAGE Library of Political Science, 2011, edited by David S. Bell.

3. Stambler I. Longevity and the Indian Tradition; Longevity and the Jewish Tradition; Longevity in the Ancient Middle East and the Islamic Tradition.  In Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity, Center for Transhumanity, 2013, edited by Franco Cortese.

4. Stambler I. Human life extension: opportunities, challenges, and implications for public health policy. In: Anti-aging Drugs: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016 commissioned, edited by Alex Vaiserman.

(b)  Refereed articles in scientific journals:

1.   Guejes L, Zurgil N, Stambler I, Gilburd B, Shoenfeld Y, Deutsch M. The influence of different cultivating conditions on polymorphonuclear leukocyte apoptotic process in vitro, II: Ultrastructural characteristics of PMN populations incubated with proteinase 3 anti-neutrophil autoantibodies. Ultrastructural Pathology, 29, 37-51, 2005.

2.    Blokh D, Afrimzon E, Stambler I, Korech E, Shafran Y, Zurgil N, Deutsch M. Breast cancer detection by Michaelis-Menten constants via linear programming.  Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 85, 210-213, 2006.

3.      Stambler I. Heroic Power in Thomas Carlyle and Leo Tolstoy. The European Legacy, 11, 737-751, 2006.

4.      Blokh D, Stambler I,  Afrimzon E, Shafran Y, Korech E, Sandbank J, Orda R, Zurgil N, Deutsch M. The information-theory analysis of Michaelis–Menten constants for detection of breast cancer. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 31, 489–498, 2007.

5.      Blokh D, Zurgil N, Stambler I, Afrimzon E, Shafran Y, Korech E, Sandbank J, Deutsch M. An information-theoretical model for breast cancer detection. Methods of Information in Medicine, 47, 322-327, 2008.

6.      Blokh D, Stambler I, Afrimzon E, Platkov M, Shafran Y, Korech E, Sandbank J, Zurgil N, Deutsch M. Comparative analysis of cell parameter groups for breast cancer detection. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 94, 239-249, 2009.

7.      Stambler I. Life extension – a conservative enterprise? Some fin-de-siècle and early twentieth-century precursors of transhumanism. Journal of Evolution and Technology, 21, 13-26, 2010.

8.      Blokh D and Stambler I. Estimation of Heterogeneity in Diagnostic Parameters of Age-related Diseases. Aging and Disease, 5, 218-225, 2014.

9.  Stambler I. The unexpected outcomes of anti-aging, rejuvenation and life extension studies: an origin of modern therapies. Rejuvenation Research, 17, 297-305, 2014.

10. Stambler I. The pursuit of longevity – The bringer of peace to the Middle East. Current Aging Science, 6, 25-31, 2014.

11. Stambler I and Khaltourina D. Biology of Aging and Non-Communicable Diseases as a Global Priority. Global Aging 9 (2), 11-14, 2014.

12. Jin K, Simpkins JW, Ji X, Leis M and Stambler I. The critical need to promote research of aging and aging-related diseases to improve health and longevity of the elderly population. Aging and Disease, 6 (1), 1-5, 2015.

13. Stambler I. Stop Aging Disease! ICAD 2014. Aging and Disease, 6 (2), 76-94, 2015.

14. Blokh D and Stambler I. Information theoretical analysis of aging as a risk factor for heart disease. Aging and Disease, 6 (3), 196-207, 2015.

15. Blokh D and Stambler I. Applying information theory analysis for the solution of biomedical data processing problems. American Journal of Bioinformatics, 3 (1), 17-29, 2015.

16. Stambler I. Elie Metchnikoff – the founder of longevity science and a founder of modern medicine: In honor of the 170th anniversary. Advances in Gerontology, 28 (2), 207-217, 2015.

17. Stambler I. Has aging ever been considered healthy? Frontiers in Genetics. Genetics of Aging, 6, 00202, 2015.

18. Blokh D and Stambler I. The application of Information Theory for the research of aging and aging-related diseases. Progress in Neurobiology. Review. 2015.


(c) Book Reviews:

  1. Stambler I. Ingenium. Five Machines that Changed the World by Mark Denny. Review. The European Legacy, 13, 260-261, 2008.
  2. Stambler I. Beyond the Hoax by Alan Sokal. Review. The European Legacy, 13, 793-794, 2008.


(d)  Presentation of papers at scientific meetings:

1.    Stambler I. Elie Metchnikoff and the Rise of the Life-extensionist Movement. The 8th Yearly Conference of the Israel Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Jerusalem, March 16, 2008 (Invited Speaker. Organizer of the panel: “To postpone the inevitable: Historical, Sociological and Research Aspects of Anti-aging”).

2.    Stambler I. Society for life extension? Some ideological justifications for the pursuit of longevity. The Future of Humanity: Post-Humanism and Trans-Humanism. The Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, October 24, 2011 (Invited speaker. Member of the conference organizing committee).

3.     Stambler I. A history of life-extensionism in the 20th century. Between reductionism and holism: from subtraction and addition toward balance. The 12th Yearly Conference of the Israel Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Jerusalem, March 11, 2012 (Oral).

4.      Stambler I. Political positioning of healthy life extension. Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing. A new age of long term health and longevity. Brussels, December 12-14, 2012 (Invited speaker).

5.    Stambler I. The unexpected outcomes of lifespan extension studies: an origin of modern therapies. The 8th European Congress of Biogerontology, Beer Sheva, March 10-13, 2013 (Invited speaker. Member of the congress organizing committee).

6.    Stambler I. On the history of life-extension research: Does the whole have parts? Sixth SENS Conference (SENS6). Reimagine Aging. Queens’ College – Cambridge UK, September 3-7 (Oral. Panel Chair).

7.      Stambler I. Blokh D. Application of information theory to assess biomarkers of aging. From Biology of Aging to Longevity and Quality of Life. Conference toward the renewal of the activities of the Israeli Society for the Biology of Aging, Tel Aviv (Oral. Chair of the conference organizing committee).

8.      Stambler I. The Pursuit of Longevity – The Bringer of Peace to the Middle East. International Istanbul Initiative on Ageing, Istanbul, October 4-6, 2013 (Oral).

9.   Stambler I. The need for public support for aging and longevity research. Pathways to Healthy Longevity. Israel Science Day, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, March 26, 2014 (Invited Speaker. Member of the Conference Organizing Committee).

10.  Stambler I. Biology of Aging as a Basis for Future Treatment of Non-communicable Diseases and Health Care for the Aged. IFA 12th Global Conference on Ageing, Hyderabad, India, June 10-13, 2014 (Invited Speaker. Organizer of the Symposium: “The Aging Process as the Main Underlying Cause of Non-Communicable Diseases: Science and Policy”).

11. Stambler I. The use of information theory for the study of aging, aging related diseases and healthy longevity. 2014 International Conference on Aging and Disease (2014 ICAD), Beijing, China, November 1-2, 2014 (Invited Speaker. Panel Chair).

12. Stambler I. The relation of Longevity Research and General Medicine - an Historical Overview. The ELPI Third Symposium on Pathways to Indefinite Lifespans and Metchnikoff Day. Larnaca, Cyprus. May 22-23, 2015 (Invited Speaker).

13.  Stambler I. The Common Task of Healthy Life Extension, in India and Globally. SuperLongevity Conference. SFF. New Delhi, India, March 14-15, 2016 (Invited Speaker).

14. Stambler I. The critical need to promote research of aging. 2016 International Conference on Aging and Disease (2016 ICAD), Stanford, California, US, October 1-2, 2016 (Invited Speaker. Panel Chair. Organizer of the panel: “Public support for aging research”).

Additional information: Dissertation review

Zealley B, de Grey A.D.N.J. Commentary on Some Recent Theses Relevant to Combating Aging: December 2012. Rejuvenation Research 15(6), 629-630, 2012.