Division of Biology and Medicine
Center on the Biology of Aging

Past Annual Colloquia

The annual colloquium features five faculty presentations spread out over a day dedicating to the Biology of Aging.

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Academic debate: Brown Investigator Jason Wood (left) somewhat skeptically
considers a point made by Professor Haim Cohen, Bar Ilan University, Israel.

2021

  • Tom Kirkwood, Newcastle University
  • Joseph A. Baur, University of Pennsylvania
  • Susana Gonzalo-Hervas, St Louis University School of Medicine
  • Veronica Galvan, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Rudy Tanzi, Massachusetts General Hospital

2020

  • Gerard Karsenty, Columbia University Medical School
  • Isabel Beerman, National Institute on Aging
  • Dario Valenzano, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging
  • Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Joshua Shulman, Baylor College of Medicine

2019

  • Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mel Feany, Harvard Medical School
  • Kieth Blackwell, Harvard Medical School
  • Julie Andersen, Buck Institute for Age Research
  • James Mitchell, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

2018

  • Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, Columbia University
  • Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Nathan LeBrasseur, Mayo Clinic
  • Vishwa Deep Dixit, Yale School of Medicine
  • Donald K. Ingram, Louisiana State University

2017 

  • Coleen Murphy, Princeton University
  • Scott Pletcher, University of Michigan
  • Shiv Grewal, National Cancer Institute
  • Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California
  • James Kirkland, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

2016

  • Yousin Suh, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Mary Armanios, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Dennis J. Selkoe, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge
  • Andrew G. Dillin, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gerald S. Shadel, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven

2015

  • John J Kopchick, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Luigi Ferrucci, National Institute On Aging, Bethesda, MD
  • Li-Huei Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston
  • Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

2014

  • Norman SharplessUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Gordon Lithgow, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato
  • Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, San Diego
  • Peter Adams, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2013

  • Nancy Bonini, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Raphael de Cabo, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore
  • Pinchas Cohen, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Jan van Deursen, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

2012

  • Thomas Rando, Stanford University, Palo Alto
  • Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato
  • Shelley Berger, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Eric Verdin, Gladstone Institute, UCSF, San Francisco

2011

  • Rolf Bodmer, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, San Diego
  • Frank Slack, Yale University, New Haven
  • Gerald Shulman, Yale University, New Haven
  • Marcia Haigis, Harvard Medical School, Boston

2010

  • Bruce A. Yankner, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Arlan G. Richardson, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx
  • Heinrich Jasper, University of Rochester, Rochester

2009

  • Peter Rabinovitch, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Caleb Finch, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester, New York
  • Anne Brunet, Stanford University, Palo Alto

2008

  • Steven Austad, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, San Antonio
  • Alessandro Cellerino, Fritz Lipmann Institute for Age Research, Jena, Germany
  • Andrzej Bartke, Southern Illisois University School of Medicine, Springfield
  • Nir Barzilai, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx

2007

  • Heidi Tissenbaum, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
  • Rudi Westendorp, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Leanne Jones, The Salk Institute, La Jolla
  • Larry Donehower, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

2006

  • Eline Slagboom, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Lawrence Goldstein, University of California, San Diego
  • Shin-Ichiro Imai, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
  • Carol Greider, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

2005

  • Richard Miller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Toren Finkel, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda
  • Andrew Dillin, Salk Institute, La Jolla
  • Richard Morimoto, Northwestern University, Evanston

2004

  • Charles Mobbs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • Woodring Wright, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • Jan Vijg, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
  • David Sinclair, Harvard Medical School, Boston

2003

  • Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany
  • Ashley Bush, Genetics and Aging Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Titia de Lange, Rockefeller University, New York
  • Tomas Prolla, University of Wisconsin, Madison

2002

  • Valter Longo, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Doug Wallace, Emory University, Atlanta
  • Barbara Hansen, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Phyllis Wise, University of California, Davis

2001

  • Monica Driscoll, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
  • Peter Lansdorp, British Columbia Cancer Research Center, Vancouver, Canada
  • Roger McCarter, Univerity of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • Julie Andersen, Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato

2000

  • Don Riddle, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Nadia Rosenthal, Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Rudy Tanzi, Genetics and Aging Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Jerry Shay, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

1999

  • Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Bruce Ames, University of California, Berkeley
  • Linda Partridge, University College, London, UK
  • Calvin Harley, Geron Corporation, Menlo Park

1998

  • George Martin, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Leonard Guarente, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
  • Judith Campisi, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley 
  • James Vaupel, Max Planck Institute, Rostock, Germany