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Stem Cell Aging and Rejuvenation: Dynamics of the Quiescent State
Prof Thomas Rando, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University; Senior Visiting Fellow of HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
Date : 4 Jan 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Venue : IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
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About the speaker

Prof Thomas Rando received his PhD in Cell Biology from Harvard University in 1987. He has been affiliated with the Stanford University since 1991, starting as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Pharmacology until 1994. He is currently the Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and the Director of the Paul F Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University. He is also the Director of the Rehabilitation Research & Development Center of Excellence of the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Prof Rando’s main areas of research include stem cell biology (myogenic lineage progression, cell fate determination, asymmetric cell divisions, notch signaling and Wnt signaling), muscle stem cell aging (epigenetic determinants, local and systemic influences, roles in age-related decline in regeneration and age-related atrophy), muscular dystrophies (disease pathogenesis, biomarkers and non-invasive imaging), tissue engineering (artificial scaffolds and regenerative therapies) and basic muscle cell biology (myogenic differentiation and muscle development).

Prof Rando received numerous awards including the Director’s Transformative Research Award (2013) and the Director’s Pioneer Award (2005) from the US National Institutes of Health.


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  The lecture is free and open to all. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
  Light refreshments will be served from 3:30 to 4:00 pm.



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