Community Forum

Staying strong as we age

Alessandra Sacco, Ph.D.
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Date and time

May 5, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location

Zoom

 

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Aging

Join Sanford Burnham Prebys in a special partnership with the Fleet Science Center for a lecture series on science connected to aging.

Muscle degeneration can occur in many human conditions, such as muscular dystrophies, HIV and even aging. There are no therapeutic strategies to prevent muscle loss, or treatments to regenerate skeletal muscle in response to normal wear and tear. Muscle stem cells offer a great promise for future therapies, but there is much we still need to understand about stem cell behavior. Join Dr. Alessandra Sacco as she leads us through her research to better understand muscle stem cells and shares her hopes for how they can help us live longer, stronger lives.

 

Speaker

Alessandra Sacco, Ph.D.

Alessandra Sacco, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Curriculum
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professor
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Neuroscience and Aging Research Center