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A Conversation about Ovarian Aging and Longevity with Jennifer Garrison, PhD

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oin us for insights and conversation about reproductive longevity and ovarian aging!

About this event

Plenty of scientists are working on longevity research, while others are working focus on reproductive biology, but to date only few are working at the intersection of those two fields. The Center for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (CRLE) at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, led by Dr. Jennifer Garrison, is looking to change this.

The center’s goal is to advance research to better understand the underlying causes of female reproductive aging. The end of fertility sets off a cascade of negative health effects in a woman’s body. As a society, every aspect of a woman’s life is influenced by the fact that reproductive capacity is limited — overall health, family planning, career decisions. Despite its profound impact on health and well-being, female reproductive aging is an understudied topic.

In this fireside chat we will be joined by Dr. Jennifer Garrison who will share insights into her work and an overview of this active field of research.

The webinar is free to attend for all. Femtech Insider Inner Circle members will have on-demand access.

Agenda (Times in GMT)

2:30 – Webinar starts

2:30- 2:35 – Welcome & Introduction

2:35 – 3:15 – Fireside Chat and Q&A

3:15 – Webinar finishes

About our Guest

Jennifer Garrison, PhD, is Co-Founder and Director of the Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity & Equality (GCRLE) and an Assistant Professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. She also holds appointments in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California (USC). She is a passionate advocate for women’s health and is pioneering a new movement to advance science focused on female reproductive aging. Her lab studies the role of inter-tissue communication in systemic aging, and how changes in the complex interactions between the ovary and brain during middle-age lead to the onset of reproductive decline in females. She has played an active role in the aging field, as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Aging Association (AGE), a reviewer for the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR), and as Associate Director of the Buck-USC Biology of Aging PhD program. Dr. Garrison was named an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Neuroscience Research Fellow and an Allen Institute for Brain Science Next Generation Leader and is the recipient of a Glenn Medical Foundation Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging, and a Junior Faculty Award from the American Federation of Aging Research.


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