Community Forum

The Biology of Aging: Unravelling the secrets of healthy aging

Peter D. Adams, Ph.D. and Malene Hansen, Ph.D.
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Date and time

December 15, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM




Whether we like it or not, getting older is a biological reality. But what if it were possible to slow down the clock? Are there secrets in our cells to help us age healthier and live longer?

Research from the laboratories of Peter Adams, Ph.D., and Malene Hanson , Ph.D., sheds light on the genes and biology that are key to aging—and how they contribute to age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes. Hear from our scientists about how future potential treatments may extend lifespan and how the ‘epigenetic clock’ can be slowed. 
A Q&A session will follow the presentation and will give you an opportunity to personally connect with our scientists and have your questions answered.

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Peter D. Adams, Ph.D.
Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program
NCI-Designated Cancer Center

Malene Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Postdoctoral Training in La Jolla

Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Neuroscience and Aging Research Center