2012 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 sixth Vincent J. Cristofalo, PhD, Annual Lectureship took place at 3:30pm on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the University of Pennsylvania. The lecture and reception was held in BRB 2/3 Auditorium, 421 Curie Boulevard, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Matt Kaeberlein served as the 2012 Cristofalo Lecturer and will present "Understanding Aging Through Conserved Longevity Pathways."
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About the 2012 Cristofalo Lecturer
Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology; Co-Director, UW Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Guangdong Medical College, and Director, SAGEWEB, from the University of Washington, will serve as the 2012 Cristofalo Lecturer.
Research in the Kaeberlein Lab is centered on understanding the genetic and environmental factors that control aging using yeast, nematodes, and mice as model systems. His group has contributed to seminal discoveries in this area, including defining the importance of sirtuins in aging, the role of TOR signaling in the response to dietary restriction, and the identification of the hypoxic response as a new longevity pathway. Dr. Kaeberlein has coauthored more than 90 publications in top scientific journals and books, and he has been recognized with several prestigious awards including selection as an Alzheimer’s Association New Investigator, an Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award, and a Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award from the Glenn Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research. In 2011, he was named the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star in Aging Research by the American Federation for Aging Research.
Dr. Kaeberlein was featured in Science Magazine's December 2011 article "Aging Genes: The Sirtuin Story Unravels."
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.