The Future of Aging Research

  • Founded
    2014
  • Seminar Number
    775

Now in it’s third year, University Seminar 775 “The Future of Aging Research” explores the range and limits of the modifiability of aging.  The subtopic for 2017 is “stress” as a fundamental mechanism of life and driver of aging.  Frances Champagne, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, kicked of this topic with her talk “Lasting Biological Impact of Stress” building on a prior session that featured Steve Horvath of UCLA and his DNA Methylation Clock.  As discussant, Jennifer Manly, Associate Professor in Neuropsychology, probed the core faculty about how to operationalize stress for disparities research and an examination of how socioeconomic status is linked to health and thereby to aging.  “The Future of Aging Research” is chaired by Columbia faculty members Frank Lichtenberg, Martin Picard and Ursula Staudinger.


Co-Chairs
Professor Frank Lichtenberg
frl1@columbia.edu

Professor Martin Picard
mp3484@cumc.columbia.edu

Professor Ursula M. Staudinger
ums2103@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Christina Norwood
cfn2109@cumc.columbia.edu

Welcome

Meetings

09/13/2016 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Epigenetic clock: recent biological insights and applications
Steve Horvath, PhD, Professor, Human Genetics and Biostatistics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Abstract




12/06/2016 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Mitochondria as the “X” Factor in Gene x Environment Interactions that Shape Aging Trajectories
Martin Picard, Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Abstract




02/07/2017 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Lasting Biological Impact of Stress
Frances A. Champagne, Ph.D., Columbia University
Abstract




04/11/2017 Faculty House
6:00 PM
Protective Factors Vis-à-vis the Stresses of Life and Their Underlying Mechanisms
Carol Ryff, Ph.D., Institute on Aging, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconson
Abstract