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Molecular mechanisms regulating mammalian aging

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Toren Finkel, Ph.D. to speak at the Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG)

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Dr. Finkel is Chief of the Center for Molecular Medicine in the Division of Intramural Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Finkel’s lab investigates the role of cellular metabolism and oxidative stress in aging and age-related diseases. His research has included studies on oxidative homeostasis in stem cell biology, cellular senescence as a model for aging, the role of autophagy in age-related diseases, and interrogating pathways in model organisms to understand their role in mammalian aging. Dr. Finkel is Editor-in-Chief of Drug Discovery Today-Disease Mechanisms and Associate Editor of Circulation Research.

The Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG) is a newly formed trans-NIH group aimed at enhancing opportunities for discussion of the intersection between the biology of aging and the biology of diseases and conditions that are of interest across ICs.   It is focused on basic biology, but with a longer view towards translation. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the GSIG web site (http://sigs.nih.gov/geroscience/Pages/default.aspx).  

The seminar will be videocast at http://videocast.nih.gov/ and archived in the GSIG web site. Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. Ron Johnson at rjohnso2@mail.nih.gov or at 301.496.1953 or Dr. Ron Kohanski at kohanskir@mail.nih.gov or at 301.496.6402.