Please join us for our virtual 14th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium on Engineering in Aging Research. Census data from the United States projects that by 2050 the 65 year-old population will double and about 20% of the population will be over 60 years old. A rapidly aging world is expected to induce socio-economic burdens, including age-associated diseases, disabilities, multi-morbidities, polypharmacy, and healthcare costs. Engineers are positioned to explore and provide solutions to these challenges and more to promote healthy aging and well-being.

Registration

Registration is required for attendees. This is a virtual event on the Zoom platform. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants as the event approaches. Registration closes June 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT. 

Agenda

T.E. Schlesinger, PhD
Benjamin T. Rome Dean, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sharon Gerecht, PhD
Director at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Edward J. Schaefer Professor in Engineering

Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD
Scientific Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health

Jude Phillip, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Core Faculty, INBT
Human Aging at Cell-Resolution

Peter Abadir, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology
Department of Medicine
The Biology of Frail Angiotensin System Translated: Worn-out Mitochondria to Poor Wound Healing

Luo Gu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Faculty, INBT
Age-related Mechanical Factors and their Effects on the Activity of Astrocytes

Gabsang Lee, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Institute for Cell Engineering, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Modeling ‘Aged’ Human Neurons with Optical Aggregation of Alpha-synuclein

Jin Han, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Regenerative Medicine in an Aging Environment: How Aging Impairs Therapeutic Response

Ashani T. Weeraratna, PhD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Cancer Biology
Professor and E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Moderator

Denis Wirtz, PhD
Vice Provost for Research, Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Theophilus Halley Smoot Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Panelists

Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
Director, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
William Osler Professor of Medicine

Sharon Gerecht, PhD
Director at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Edward J. Schaefer Professor in Engineering

T.E. Schlesinger, PhD
Benjamin T. Rome Dean, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeremy Walston, MD
Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Deputy Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Hai-Quan Mao, PhD
Associate Director at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Speakers

T.E. Schlesinger

Sharon Gerecht

Luigi Ferrucci

Jude Phillip

Peter Abadir

Luo Gu

Gabsang Lee

Jin Han

Ashani Weeraratna

Denis Wirtz

Mark Anderson

Jeremy Walston

Hai-Quan Mao