Join us in welcoming Dr. Roger McDonald, as he discusses the cause of aging.
We now know the cause of aging. More importantly, we know what can be done to alter the course of aging. This relatively new understanding has done away with the long-held view that advanced age results in disease and decline. Rather, for the first time, we have interventions that slow the rate of aging and extend the healthy lifespan. This new age of aging means that the vast majority of individuals alive today have the potential to lead active and productive lives well into advanced age. We will examine the evidence that led to the discovery of the cause of aging. Research results from such diverse fields as philosophy, physics, evolution, and molecular biology will be used to explain what you can do to influence the manner in which you age.
Dr. McDonald is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Biology at the University of Southern California while studying at the Andrus Gerontology Center. Dr. McDonald's research focuses primarily on mechanisms of cellular aging and the interaction between nutrition and aging. He is the author of the textbook, The Biology of Aging.
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Light refreshments provided by the STEM Division.
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Science Building Room 151