Recent Advances in Aging & Aging-Related Disease Research

This course offers a series of lectures covering recent advances in research topics in aging and aging-related diseases (including cancers, neurological and cardiovascular diseases, susceptibility to infectious diseases, etc.) and the use of cutting-edge methods such as CRISPR and stem cells to address them. In partnership with the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA), current investigators (MD/PhD research fellows, staff, and faculty) at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School will deliver talks about their ongoing research and related topics in aging.

The weekly class format will entail lectures with interactive Q&A. No prior scientific knowledge is expected from course participants, and no weekly preparation is required. Readings from recent articles will be provided as supplementary materials for those interested in learning more.


Course Recordings:

Class 1 - October 6, 2023

Class 2 - October 13, 2023

Class 3 - October 20, 2023

Class 4 - October 27, 2023

Class 5 - November 3, 2023

Class 6 - November 10, 2023

Venue: online
Meets on: Fridays 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Starting: 10/6/2023
Sessions: 6
Class Size: 50
Teaching Style: Lecture with questions
Weekly Preparation: None
Group Leader Biography:

Amy Tsurumi is an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts General & Harvard Medical School. Her research interests are in aging, infections, and traumatic injury. She received her PhD in Genetics from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a master’s degree in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

M. Carla Carisi is a postdoctoral research fellow at MGH and Harvard Medical School, in the Neurology department. She received her Ph.D. from Swansea University (UK), where she investigated the role of diet in neurodegenerative disorders. She currently works at the Center for Genomic Medicine where she focuses on preclinical studies of a new gene therapy approach for the ultra-rare pediatric neurological disorder BPAN.

Jane Ha is a postdoctoral research fellow at MGH Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit. She received her MD from Korea University College of Medicine. She conducts epidemiological research to identify risk factors of gastrointestinal diseases and is particularly interested in the role of body composition measurements and imaging markers in diverticulitis and colorectal cancer.