The Aging Brain Initiative is an ambitious interdisciplinary effort by MIT focusing on understanding neurodegeneration and efforts to find hallmarks of aging, both in health and disease. The Initiative is broad, made up of scientists in several areas, including systems neuroscience, cell biology, engineering and computational biology, with core investigators from the Departments of Biology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Biological Engineering, and Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Labs.
The theme of this symposium is “Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration.”
David Attwell, FRS, FMedSci, University College London
Anne Brunet, PhD, Stanford University
Don Cleveland, PhD, Ludwig Cancer Research, UCSD
Valina Dawson, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, University of Virginia
Lennart Mucke, MD, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, UCSF