2022 Schedule

Monthly Seminars - Wednesdays

MIG-Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Schedule
*unless otherwise indicated

The Biology of Aging Seminar Series


Hosted by Dr. Yousin Suh and Dr. Gerard Karsenty

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Genetics and Development



Dr. Jan Hoeijimakers

*Special Seminar    Monday, August 22

Location: Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center 1130 St. Nicholas Avenue-1st floor auditorium

Time: 3:00 pm

Jan Hoeijmakers, PhD

Professor of Molecular Genetics at Erasmus University

MC & Group leader, Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric, Oncology, Holland

Title: "DNA damage repair: understanding the process of aging and nutritional applications for medicine"

Fall 2022 Schedule

Dr. Amita Sehgal

September 24 -  Amita Sehgal, PhD

John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Title: Aging of the circadian system

Dr. Manuel Serrano

October 26 - Manuel Serrano, PhD

ICREA Professor

Institute for Research in Biomedicine, IRB Barcelona

Title: Understanding and manipulating cellular reprogramming for tissue rejuvenation


Dr. Peter Adams

December 14 - Peter D. Adams, PhD

Co-Director of Aging

Cancer and Immuno-oncology Program

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Title: The dynamic epigenome – challenges and opportunities for healthy aging and suppression of cancer

Spring 2022 - Virtual Seminars

Dr. Vera Gorbunova

January 19 - Vera Gorbunova, PhD

Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology and Medicine

Co-director Rochester Aging Research Center 
Department of Biology, University of Rochester

Title:  Mechanisms of longevity and cancer resistance: from naked mole rats to whales

De. Saul A. Villeda

February 16 - Saul A. Villeda, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy
Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences
Associate Director, Bakar Aging Research Institute
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Title: Systemic Mechanisms of Brain Rejuvenation

March 16 - Rozalyn . Anderson, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director of the Metabolism of Aging program
University of Wisconsin

Title:  Delayed aging by caloric restriction – monkeys, mice, and metabolism

April 20 - Pinchas Cohen, MD

Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Executive Director, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center

Holder, William & Sylvia Kugel Gerontology Dean's

Title:  The New Biology of Mitochondrial Microproteins

Berenice Benayoun

June 15 - Bérénice A. Benayoun, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Gerontology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Stem Cell initiative
Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Title:  Sex dimorphism in Immune Aging: are we missing half of the picture?