Spring 2021

We all know that age-related diseases represent now and for the foreseeable future one of the greatest biomedical challenges we are facing. In recognition of that, we are now launching a multifaceted effort at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, to tackle the biology of aging. One aspect of this initiative exemplified today is to invite internationally recognized leaders in the field of the biology of aging to increase the awareness of the scientific community in the college on this major scientific challenge of our time.

Monthly Seminars - Wednesdays at 12pm

Hosted by Dr. Gerard Karsenty and Dr. Yousin Suh

Department of Genetics and Development

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


January 13th - Inaugural Seminar with Professor Damme Linda Partridge

The University of College London, Institute of Healthy Ageing, UK

Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany





Seminar flyer Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray

February 24 - Seminar with Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray

D.H. Chen Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Stanford University, CA






March 24- Seminar with Dr. Coleen T. Murphy

Seminar flyer with Dr. Coleen Murphy

Professor, LSI Genomics and Molecular Biology 

HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar 

Director, Glenn Center for Aging Research at Princeton 

Princeton University 



April - 28 Seminar with Dr. Matt Kaeberlein

Seminar flyer Dr. Matt Kaeberlein


Director, Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute

Director, Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging

Director, Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program

Co-Director, Dog Aging Project

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Dr. Marcia Haigis

May - 26 Seminar with Dr. Marcia Haigis

Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School in Boston,

MA, a member of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, and the Ludwig Center at Harvard Medical School








Dr. Jan Vijg

June 23- Seminar with Dr. Jan Vijg

Professor in the Department of Genetics

Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Chair Department of Genetics

Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics



For additional information please contact: flr2113@cumc.columbia.edu