Threats to the Neuronal Genome - An IOA & PCGI Symposium

By Nicolette Calcavecchia

On April 9, 2024 the Institute on Aging (IOA) and Penn Center for Genome Integrity (PCGI) co-hosted a symposium titled "Threats to the Neuronal Genome." 

The IOA and PCGI share missions to bring basic, translational, and clinical researchers together and in recognition of this mission and the role of genome maintenance in neurodegenerative disease, the symposium covered several related topics including neuronal DNA damage and neuronal somatic variants. The full-day symposium featured keynotes by Drs. Michael B. Miller, Li-Huei Tsai, and Andre Nussenzweig, with trainee talks as well as a poster session.