Engineering Longevity

Irina Conboy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley

9/13/2017

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

Our research uncovers the behavior of organ stem cells in young versus aged tissues: muscle, brain, liver, skin, etc., with the goal to identify common age-imposed alterations that are responsible for pathological changes. The clinical value of this research is in treating a number of age-associated degenerative and metabolic diseases as a class through engineered “youthful” modification of key molecular factors (for example, by applying blood apheresis technology to a NextGen system that calibrates the systemic milieu to health-youth, and by novel defined pharmacology that is developed with the help of bio-orthogonal proteomics and identifies in vivo the “young” pro-regenerative, and the “old” age-elevated inhibitory molecules).

  • Sponsor:

    Bioengineering (BioE)
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