Mountain View, CA / Berlin, Germany
We are happy to announce Dr. Judith Campisi as a speaker for the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference.
Judith Campisi says: "Aging research has entered an era of unprecedented hope for interventions that can prevent, delay and, in some cases, reverse much of the functional decline that is a hallmark of aging. There is still a lot of research to be done! I am delighted to be among the speakers at Undoing Aging 2019, where I will discuss the opportunities and challenges of our recent research."
Judith Campisi received a PhD from the State University of New York, and postdoctoral training at the Harvard Medical School. She was on the Boston University Medical School faculty before joining the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1991.
In 2002, she started a second laboratory at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. At both institutions, she established a broad program to understand the relationship between aging and disease, with an emphasis on cancer and aging. Her laboratory made pioneering discoveries in these areas, and she received numerous awards for her research. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on numerous editorial and scientific advisory boards.
“Judy has been a towering figure in the field of senescent cells for decades; among other things she pioneered the idea that senescent cells could be actively toxic to their environment and the discovery that cell senescence has a beneficial physiological role in wound healing. She was also one of the first senior gerontologists to appreciate the merits of the SENS approach when I first proposed it in 2000, and her support for it and us ever since has been of incalculable benefit in helping it achieve the mainstream status it enjoys today.” says Aubrey de Grey.