POSTPONED: Seminar by Gerard Karsenty: "Contribution of the Skeleton to the Aging Process"

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

POSTPONED: The seminar (originally scheduled for April 24) by Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow and Chair of the Department of Genetics & Development, Gerard Karsenty is being rescheduled. Please email us if you wish to have updated information: 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.