On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, the Institute on Aging hosted its 2014 Vincent J. Cristofalo Annual Lectureship (originally scheduled for December 11, 2014). This year’s keynote speaker was Alfred L. Goldberg, PhD, professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School. During his lecture on “New Insights into Proteasome Function: From Destroying Misfolded Proteins to Disease Therapy,” Dr. Goldberg discussed his lab’s new advances in the elimination of damaged proteins that cause Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as the new developments that suggest new approaches to treating such diseases.
The lectureship began with a tribute to Dr. Vincent J. Cristofalo, a pioneer in aging research and the founder of the Center for the Study of Aging (now the IOA) at the University of Pennsylvania, by Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD, associate profess of medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia. Immediately following the lecture and Q&A session, guests were invited to stay and enjoy light refreshments at the lectureship’s reception.
“This annual tribute to Vincent J. Cristofalo is to acknowledge in perpetuity his contributions to aging research, his critical scientific thinking, as well as his commitment to mentees, colleagues, friends, and family.” – Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD
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Learn more about the IOA’s Vincent J. Cristofalo Annual Lectureship here.