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Departing PepsiCo Scientist to Become CEO of Anti-Aging Startup

  • Mehmood Khan will take reins of Life Biosciences on April 1
  • Startup backed by WeWork cofounder has $75 million in funding
Mehmood Khan

Mehmood Khan

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

The top scientist at PepsiCo Inc., Mehmood Khan, is retiring from the beverage-and-snack giant to become chief executive officer of Life Biosciences Inc., a startup with more than $75 million in venture funding aiming to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Boston-based Life Biosciences was founded in 2017 by Harvard Medical School genetics professor David Sinclair, a prominent anti-aging researcher, and investor Tristan Edwards. Its backers include WeWork Cos. Chief Executive Officer Adam Neumann. Khan’s appointment is effective April 1.