Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

CSB Seminar Series – Understanding & Rewriting the Molecular Music of Stem Cells in Aging – Carlos Aguilar – University of Michigan

October 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

TITLE: Understanding & Rewriting the Molecular Music of Stem Cells in Aging

Adult stem cells are powerful engines of endogenous repair that our body uses when presented with injury or insults, but in old age, these engines become dysfunctional. This presentation will frame several vignettes of how stem cell dysfunction occurs in skeletal muscle in old age and strategies to abate this behavior. In the first example, I will discuss the use of integrative genomic analysis to elucidate molecular mechanisms that contribute to changes to muscle stem cells in old age. In the second example, I will present how subsets of muscle stem cells adopt a neuro-regenerative fate in age and neurodegeneration using lineage tracing and single-cell RNA sequencing. Last, I will introduce how manipulation of muscle stem cell signaling can partially rejuvenate this population. Integrating these studies may ultimately provide foundations to discover and engineer new therapeutics for treatment of sarcopenia and aging.

HOST: Penney Gilbert

Zoom ID and passcode:


Meeting ID: 874 4742 2547

Passcode: 050579


October 8, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category: