We’re excited to host another lecture in the LEGend lecture series, this time from dr. Yousin Suh of Columbia University, United States. Her talk revolves around the genetics and cellular mechanisms of human longevity. Please join us on August 25th between 12.00 and 13.00 o’clock in lecture room P-05-034, in the back of the main building, or using this link for Teams (passcode if needed: BAsDkD).

Yousin Suh, Ph.D., is the Charles and Marie Robertson professor of Reproductive Sciences in Obstetrics and Gynecology, professor of Genetics and Development, and director of Reproductive Aging in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

She investigates the (epi)genetic component that underlies the interface of intrinsic aging and disease based on the identification of (epi)genome sequence variants associated with age-related disease risk or its opposite, i.e., an unusual resistance to such disease. To investigate the functional impact of (epi)genetic variants, she applies specific functional tests, including in silico modeling, cell culture assays and mouse models.

Her contributions in the field have been recognized by the Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging. She has organized numerous international symposiums on functional genomics of aging, is on the Editorial Boards of numerous Journals including PLoS Genetics and Aging Cell as an Associate Editor, and participates in advisory committee members for several research institutions and companies.

Event summary

EventMechanisms of Human Longevity by dr. Yousin Suh, Aug. 25 12.00-13.00
DateAugust 25th, 2023
Time12:00 – 13:00 hr
LocationP-05-034, LUMC Building 1, or Teams (link in text)
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