Dena Dubal, MD, PhD
Longevity and the Aging Brain
Music Recital Hall
April 21, 2015
Assistant Professor and David A. Coulter Chair in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease and Director, Laboratory of Neuroscience & Aging, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Dena Dubal is a neurologist and neuroscientist passionate about biomedical discoveries to improve human health. Dr. Dubal received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Her graduate research focused on effects of hormones on stroke injury. Dr. Dubal completed a medical internship and neurology residency at UCSF, where she also served as chief resident. She then completed a basic research and clinical fellowship in aging and dementias.
Dr. Dubal leads a team unraveling how to slow or block aging of the body and brain. Using synergistic and cutting-edge approaches, her lab is investigating how an anti-aging approach holds promise in developing treatments to improve brain health in normal aging and disease. Her discoveries have been profiled in high-impact media such as NPR, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal – and are recognized as potential therapies for living longer and better. Awards and honors for her work include the Elizabeth Young New Investigator Award, Paul Beeson Career Development Award through the NIA and American Federation for Aging Research, the Glenn Award for Basic Research in Mechanisms of Aging, and the UCSF David A. Coulter Endowed Chair in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease.
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