When: Sunday, July 16th – 12 p.m.
Where: The Buck Institute – 8001 Redwood Boulevard, Novato, CA 94945, USA
The Health Extension Foundation Presents:
Prof. Judith Campisi – Founder of Unity Biotech
Come listen to Professor Judith Campisi talk about her research and founding Unity biotechnology, the biggest anti-aging startup in history. According to Crunch Base, Unity Biotechnology has raised a staggering $116 million in funding.
UNITY Biotechnology designs therapeutics that prevent, halt, or reverse diseases of aging. UNITY has demonstrated in animal models that selectively eliminating senescent cells reverses or prevents a wide range of diseases, including osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, eye diseases, and kidney diseases. Listen to Prof Judith Campisi talk about these exciting developments and more!
Prof. Campisi’s research integrates the genetic, environmental and evolutionary forces that result in age-related diseases, and identifies potential therapeutic targets that can be modified to mitigate basic aging processes. Judy began her career by studying the causes of cancer. She soon realized that aging is the largest risk factor for developing this disease and that cellular senescence – which evolved to prevent cancer in young organisms – was an important contributor to late-life cancer. She is widely recognized for her work on senescent cells and their influence on many manifestations of aging. Her laboratory discovered the first biomarker for senescent cells, which she used to identify senescent cells in human and rodent tissues and show that they increase with age. Her laboratory also discovered that senescent cells can cause inflammation, which disrupts normal tissue functions and, ironically, drives the progression of cancer.
The event is hosted at The Buck Institute, the premier anti-aging foundation nestled in beautiful and serene Novato.
All tickets include Lunch – see below for tickets, location, and schedule:
Sunday, 16 July 2017, 12PM
The Buck Institute – 8001 Redwood Boulevard, Novato, CA 94945, USA
- 12:00 PM Gather for Lunch and Conversation
- 1:00 PM Presentation and Questions
- 2:15 PM Desserts, Drinks and Discussions
Looking forward to seeing you all!
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Thanks to our sponsor George Zachary from Charles River Ventures
And the ELC