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Aging Brain Initiative Symposium

September 22, 2020, 2020

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The Aging Brain Initiative is an ambitious interdisciplinary effort by MIT focusing on understanding neurodegeneration and efforts to find hallmarks of aging, both in health and disease. The Initiative is broad, made up of scientists in several areas, including systems neuroscience, cell biology, engineering and computational biology, with core investigators from the Departments of Biology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Biological Engineering, and Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Labs.


The theme of this symposium is “Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration.”


Speakers include:

David Attwell, FRS, FMedSci, University College London

Anne Brunet, PhD, Stanford University

Diane Chan, MD/PhD, MIT Picower Institute

Don Cleveland, PhD, Ludwig Cancer Research, UCSD

Valina Dawson, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, University of Virginia

Lennart Mucke, MD, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, UCSF

Dorothy Schafer, PhD, UMass Medical School


September 22, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm




The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory