2009 Vincent J. Cristofalo, PhD
This endowed Lectureship is an annual tribute to Dr. Vincent Cristofalo, an expert in cellular aging, a cherished mentor, and the founder of the Institute on Aging at Penn (formerly the Center for the Study of Aging).
The Third Vincent J. Cristofalo, PhD, Annual Lectureship took place on:
Thursday, November 12, 2009
3:30 - 5:30pm
Biomedical Research Building (BRB) 2/3 Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
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The 2009 Cristofalo Lecturer
David A. Sinclair, PhD, Co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Molecular Biology of Aging and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, served as the 2009 Cristofalo Lecturer.
Dr. Sinclair's lecture centered on "Finding Genes and Medicines That Extend Healthy Lifespans."
About Dr. Sinclair
is Co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Molecular Biology of Aging, a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Member of the Broad Institute for Systems Biology, and co-founder of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Waltham, MA. Dr. Sinclair's research aims to identify conserved longevity control pathways and devise small molecules that activate them, with a view to preventing and treating diseases caused by aging. His lab was the first to identify small molecules called STACs that can activate the SIRT pathway and extend lifespan of a diverse species. They also discovered key components of the aging regulatory pathway in yeast and is now focused on finding genes and STACs that extend the healthy lifespan of mice.
Dr. Sinclair obtained a BS with first-class honors at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and received the Commonwealth Prize for his research. In 1995, he received a PhD in Molecular Genetics and was awarded the Thompson Prize for best thesis work. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Leonard Guarente at M.I.T. being recruited to Harvard Medical School at the age of 29. Dr. Sinclair has received several additional awards including a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Award, and a Special Fellowship from the Leukemia Society, a Ludwig Scholarship, a Harvard-Armenise Fellowship, an American Association for Aging Research Fellowship, and is currently a New Scholar of the Ellison Medical Foundation. He's also won the Genzyme Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science Award for 2004.
Giving to the Cristofalo Annual Lectureship Fund
If you would like to make a contribution to the Vincent J. Cristofalo, PhD, Annual Lectureship Fund, please contact Irene Lukoff, Director of Development
Healthy Brain Aging & Neurodegenerative Diseases, for the IOA. Ms. Lukoff may be reached directly at 215-573-0187. Or, you may send a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org.