Mountain View, CA / Berlin, Germany
Jeanne F. Loring, a Professor and the founding Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, will be speaking at the Undoing Aging 2018 Conference. Her laboratory studies human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), the remarkable cells that can make every cell type in the body. She is developing a patient-specific cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s disease and a stem cell-based treatment for multiple sclerosis and studying the underlying causes of autism. With the San Diego Zoo, her lab is developing a "zoo" of induced pluripotent stem cells from endangered species to aid in their conservation.
Dr. Loring serves on many scientific and bioethics advisory boards and is frequently quoted in major newspapers, appears on television and in documentary features, and gives many public lectures about science and society. She is particularly concerned with the dangers of unregulated stem cell treatments in the US and other countries (“stem cell tourism”).
Dr. Loring says the UA2018 conference “is a great opportunity to share strategies for healthy aging with a diverse group of scientists and thought-leaders.”