The interface between regeneration and aging will be the subject of a “Resetting the Aging Clock” lecture series for the public by leading scientists in the field of regenerative biology and aging to be held July 22 through Aug. 1 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
While aging was once viewed as a “wearing out” process — occurring in the same way that a car or appliance wears out — scientists are increasingly viewing aging as a failure to regenerate,an idea that will be familiar to those who remember how quickly they healed when they were young.
The lecture series will be held in conjunction with a two-week biomedical innovation research training course, “Immersion in Comparative Aging and Regenerative Biology (iCARB),” whose goal is to understand the determinants of regenerative capacity in diverse animal species and their link to biological aging.
Rosenthal holds a chair in cardiovascular science at Imperial College London. Her research focuses on muscle and cardiac developmental genetics and the role of growth factors, stem cells and the immune system in regeneration. She has received many honorary doctorates and prizes, participates on international advisory boards and committees and is a founding editor of Disease Models and Mechanisms and editor-in-chief of Differentiation and of npj Regenerative Medicine. She holds a doctorate from Harvard Medical School, where she directed a biomedical research laboratory. She also established and headed the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) campus in Rome and is founding director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University and founder of EMBL Australia.
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Doors open at 3:30 pm. You may pre-register for this event. A physical ticket or order confirmation is not needed for entry.
The Orkand Lecture in neuroscience and cell signaling is named in memory of Richard Orkand, Ph.D., a pioneering researcher in the field of glial neurobiology. Orkand earned his doctorate at the University of Utah in 1961 and was a faculty member at the University of Utah, the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming director of the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico. He spent several summers at the MDI Biological Laboratory.