Eric Verdin, MD
The Age of Better Aging is Now
In Conversation: April 2, 2019 | 3pm est/12pm pst
Join Dr. Eric Verdin live April 2 from the Buck Institute, as he shares his perspectives on the tremendous advancements in biological understanding achieved in the last 30 years.
Dr. Verdin became President and CEO of The Buck in November, 2016. He was previously Associate Director and Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology and has held faculty positions at the University of Brussels, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Picower Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Verdin is also a Professor of Medicine at UCSF. The Verdin lab focuses on how metabolism, diet and small molecules regulate a family of key proteins and thereby the aging process and its associated diseases.
Dr. Verdin has published more than 210 scientific papers and holds more than 15 patents. A native of Belgium, he earned his MD from the University of Liege and completed additional training at Harvard Medical School.
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“Science is showing that while chronological aging is inevitable, biological aging is malleable. There’s a part of it that you can fight, and we are getting closer and closer to winning that fight.”
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