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.
Itamar Harel, Ph.D., focuses his work on aging, disease, and development; quantitative genetics; molecular mechanisms driving homeostasis; and Vertebrate-specific traits.
Doors open at 3:30 pm. You may pre-register for this event. A physical ticket or order confirmation is not needed for entry.
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The 36th Kinter Lecture is given in memory of William B. Kinter, Ph.D., an MDI Biological Laboratory investigator from 1963 until his death in 1978. His interest in the effect of toxic compounds on the environment led to landmark papers on the effect of pesticides on eggshell thinning in birds and important studies on the physiological effects of environmental pollutants, including crude oil.