12 p.m. - Seminar by Gerard Karsenty: "Contribution of the Skeleton to the Aging Process"

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Join us for this seminar by Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow and Chair of the Department of Genetics & Development, Gerard Karsenty.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at 12 p.m. in Room 440, 722 West 168th Street. To RSVP, please email: ColumbiaAgingCenter@cumc.columbia.edu.



Contribution of the Skeleton to the Aging Process

by Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD

Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow

Paul A. Marks Professor of Genetics and Development and Professor of Medicine

Chair, Department of Genetics and Development

 

The Karsenty team has been studying the biology of a novel hormone called osteocalcin and has shown that it is necessary and sufficient to promote several physiological processes occurring in the brain or in peripheral organs and that are highly vulnerable to the aging process. Dr. Karsenty will present his team's recent progress regarding the biology of osteocalcin and how it could be used to treat manifestations of aging.