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WIB-San Francisco Bay Area: Breakthrough Discoveries in Aging Research, August 10, 2016

Posted By Breezy Lachance, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On August 10th, 2016, WIB-San Francisco Bay Area hosted a panel discussion at Calico in South San Francisco, featuring three panelists and a moderator from academia and industry - all leaders in the field of aging and age-related diseases research.

Cynthia Kenyon (VP of Aging Research, Calico), Kimberly Scearce-Levie (Director of Preclinical Translational Biology, Denali Therapeutics), Irina Conboy (Professor, UC Berkeley), and Judith Campisi (Professor, Buck Institute) talked about their own research, discussed the importance of studying aging as the largest risk factor for developing a host of diseases, the complexity of networks affected in aging and age-related defects, the importance of adapted methods and models to measure these defects, and data showing that aging can be slowed down in different research models using for example genetics, drugs, or parabiosis.

The panel provided an exciting discussion about the hope and need for more aging research to uncover, maybe one day, cocktails to slow down aging and prevent age-related diseases like cancer and neurodegeneration. Thank you to all participants, and a special thanks to Danielle Chiaro and Calico for hosting the event!


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