The Biology of Aging Seminar Series


Location: Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1130 St. Nicholas Ave.-1st Floor Auditorium

Hosted by Dr. Yousin Suh & Dr. Gerard Karsenty
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Department of Genetics & Development

Fall 2023 Schedule

Dr. David Glass

September 6th - David Glass, MD

Vice President, Research, Aging/Age-Related Disorders

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Title: Molecular mechanisms perturbed by Aging; implications for age-related disorders


Dr. Toren Finkel

October 11th - Toren Finkel, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director of Aging Institute
G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Endowed Chair of Translational Medicine
University of Pittsburgh/UPMC

Title: Lysosomes and aging: Underlying mechanisms and therapeutic potential

Dr. Vadim Gladyshev

November 29th - Vadim Gladyshev, PhD

Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Redox Medicine, Brigham, and Women's Hospital

Title: TBD

 Spring 2023 Schedule

Dr. Shelley Berger

Wednesday, January 11th @ 12pm -Dr. Shelley Berger

Daniel S. Och Professor in Departments of Cell & Developmental Biology Department

Genetics and Founding Director, Epigenetics Program, Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM), University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Metabolic-epigenetic pathways in brain aging

Metabolic-epigenetic pathways in brain aging

Dr. Vishwa Deep Dixit

Wednesday, February 22nd @11:00am - Dr. Vishwa Deep Dixit

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz, Professor of Pathology and Professor of Immunobiology

Director, Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age), Pathology

"Immunometabolic checkpoints of aging"

Dr. Shin-ichiro Imai

Wednesday, March 22nd  @11am - Dr. Shin-ichiro Imai

M. and T. Tanaka Family Distinguished Professor in Aging Research, Department of Developmental Biology
Department of Medicine (Joint), Washington University School of Medicine

 "Achieving Productive Aging: The Intertissue Communication for Mammalian Aging and Longevity Control and Anti-Aging Intervention"

Dr. Malene Hansen

Wednesday, April 19th @12pm - Dr. Malene Hansen

Chief Scientific Officer and Professor at Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Adjunct Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical & University of Southern California

Cellular recycling: Role of autophagy in aging and disease

Dr. Austad

Wednesday, May 24th @12pm- Dr. Steven N. Austad

Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research
Distinguished Professor
Co-Director, UAB Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging
Chair, Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

 Five eminent breakthroughs in geroscience leading to longer, healthier lives for all

2nd CUIMC Symposium on the Biology of Aging

The 2nd CUIMC Symposium on The Biology of Aging

Wednesday, June 14th - 9:00am-2:45pm EST

Florence Irving Auditorium: 1130 St. Nicholas Ave., 1st Floor


9:00a - Keynote Lecture: Andrew Dillin, PhD

Mitochondrial control of aging originates in the nervous system

10:15a-10:25a- Katrina Armstrong, MD 

Introduction: Columbia initiative on the biology of aging


10:25a-10:50a-Yousin Suh, PhD

Human Genetics and Functional Genomics of Aging

10:50a-11:15a- Daniel Belsky, PhD

DunedinPACE: a New Biomarker of the Pace of Aging for Geroscience

11:30a-11:55a- Donna Farber, PhD

Asynchronous Aging of the Immune System

11:55a-12:20p- Sabrina Diano, PhD

Mechanisms Driving Calorie Restriction-Associated Neuronal Function

12:20p-12:45p- Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD

Mechanisms Underlying Lifespan Extension by Intermittent Fasting


1:30p-1:55p- Matthew Yousefzadeh, PhD

DNA Damage as a Driver of Cellular Senescence and Organismal Aging

1:55p-2:20p- Stavroula Kousteni, PhD

Bone marrow stroma cell influence on hematopoiesis: implications for aging

2:20p-2:45p-Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD 

When Does Aging Begin?