The capacity of tissue regeneration is tightly interconnected with organismal aging. The factors determining lifespan and the age dependent decline in regenerative potential have important clinical consequences. This three-day symposium will bring together scientists at the forefront of aging and regeneration research to bridge these two disciplines. This meeting will focus on the common interfaces of gene regulatory networks in aging and regeneration, the pathways to promote wound healing or delay aging, and how comparative biological approaches can link and advance these two fields. In addition to the cutting edge research talks and an integrative poster session, the meeting will include an interactive panel discussion on the emerging therapies for stimulating regeneration or slowing aging and how they might intersect.
Registration will open shortly, additional speaker information will be added.
This symposium is supported by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant awarded to the MDI Biological Laboratory through funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The COBRE grant builds upon and expands the institution’s unique scientific expertise in aging and regeneration.