Friday, May 17th
11:00 am – Monod amphitheater, Monod building
“Organ Regeneration and Aging.”
Invited Speaker: Professor Juan-Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Gene Expression Laboratories, La Jolla, California
Juan-Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Ph.D., is currently a Professor at the Gene Expression Laboratories at the Salk Institute, in La Jolla, California. He was appointed to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in 1993, as an Adjunct Professor at UCSD in 1993 and served as the Director of the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona from 2005-2013. His scientific interest lies in the search of molecules and gene/ cell treatments that may help to prevent and treat diseases affecting mankind both in the adult and embryonic stages, as well as in the pursue of methodologies to induce endogenous in vivo regenerative responses that may allow for tissue and organ regeneration. Some recent observations from his research group include the discoveries towards understanding the molecular basis underlying somatic cell reprogramming and methodologies both in vitro and in vivo for the differentiation of human stem cells into various cells types and organoids. Development of novel stem cell models of human aging and aging-associated diseases, and discovery of new drivers of aging. Novel genetic and epigenetic technologies to both treat, and prevent the transmission, of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA originated diseases. He will present recent results from his laboratory in the topic of organ regeneration and aging.
Hosted by Miria Ricchetti