The Buck Institute is excited to launch our very first Lifelong Learning course on the Biology of Aging. This course is intended for a non-scientific audience to get the inside scoop on the breakthrough science going on at the Buck and in labs around the world. We will meet on Thursdays in the Learning Center on for lectures and discussions with experts from across the institute.
Week 1: Science and Aging in the Media
Guest instructor: Kris Rebillot, Director of Communications
Week 2: Past, Present, and Future of Research on Aging
Guest instructor: Gordon Lithgow, PhD, Professor and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Week 3: Basic Biology Refresher
Guest instructor: Barbara Bailus, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ellerby lab
Week 4: Biologic Basis of Aging
Guest instructor: Mark Watson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brand lab and Abhijit Kale, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Campisi lab
Week 5: Age-Related Diseases
Guest instructor: Elie Maksoud, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Haghighi lab
Week 6: Moving Research on Aging Toward Clinical Application
Guest instructor: John Newman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor and a practicing geriatrician at UCSF and San Francisco VA Medical Center
While we will touch on healthy aging strategies each week, this course primarily focuses on basic scientific research and not on medical or lifestyle advice.
The course is made possible by a generous grant from the Navigage Foundation.
- 7:30 am - 9:00 am
- Buck Institute
8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945