Mountain View, CA / Berlin, Germany
We are happy to announce Dr. Julie K. Andersen as a speaker for the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference.
Dr. Andersen is Professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, CA. Her current work focuses on basic age-related processes including cellular senescence and autophagy that underlie neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Her work has been featured in The Guardian and The Scientist as well as being cited in the News and Views section of the journal Science. Over the course of her 25 year academic career, Dr. Andersen has spoken at numerous national and international conferences, authored over 150 publications, and is the holder of several patents on novel therapeutics for age-related neurodegenerative disorders.
Dr. Andersen says that “only by understanding the mechanisms that underlie aging itself will we truly understand what drives these chronic diseases and be able to develop novel interventions”.
"Julie has been associated with SENS since its earliest days: she participated in the first workshop that I organised to discuss it, in 2000, and she was a co-author on the first SENS paper in 2002. We’re delighted to be funding her laboratory at the Buck Institute to explore new ways of eliminating neurofibrillary tangles from neurons of Alzheimer’s sufferers, and at UA2019 we will hear about their initial progress." says Aubrey de Grey.