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Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture in Education and Geriatric Medicine

Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture in Education and Geriatric Medicine

Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D. of Stanford University will deliver at the annual Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture, “Epigenetic Mechanisms of Stem Cell Aging and Rejuvenation”.  
 
Dr. Rando is Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging at Stanford, and is Deputy Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. In addition, he is Chief of Neurology at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center where he is Director of the Rehabilitation Research & Development Center of Excellence.
 
Rando’s research concerns the basic biology of stem cells and how they function in adult tissue homeostasis, in degenerative diseases, and in aging. Groundbreaking work from his lab showed that the age-related decline in stem cell function is due primarily to influences of the aged environmental rather than to intrinsic aging of stem cell themselves. Rando has received numerous awards, including a Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholar in Aging from the American Federation for Aging Research and a Senior Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. In 2005 he received the prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for his work at the interface between stem cell biology and the biology of aging.

Date: 3/5/13, 4pm to 5pm
Time: 3/5/13, 4pm to 5pm
Location: UT Medical School Building - Room 3.001
Format: Lecture
Speaker Bio: Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences; Director, Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging; Stanford University
Contact: Kimbelry Campbell - (713) 500-5605 - kimberly.j.campbell@uth.tmc.edu