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Learn about the science of longevity with Vanderbilt experts in virtual event

Biomedical science has made huge strides in understanding the mechanics of human aging, and these discoveries have drastically affected how we work to prevent disease and increase longevity.

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m.–noon CT, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly virtual Lab-to-Table Conversation will bring aging research experts together and outline our current understanding of the biology of longevity, where longevity research is heading and how people can incorporate our current understanding into their day-to-day lives.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

The panel will be moderated by Vanderbilt alumna Dr. Laura Niedernhofer, director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at University of Minnesota, and include current Vanderbilt faculty:

  • Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics
  • Kris Burkewitz, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology
  • Laura Dugan, Abram C. Shmerling, MD Chair in Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Medicine and professor of medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center