July 2015

July 2015

LAST DAY for Special Hotel Rates - Book Your Room Now

Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA

When: August 19 - 21, 2015

To Register: http://sens.org/rb2015


Time is running out - don't miss your chance to attend this summer's premier rejuvenation biotechnologies event! Register now for RB2015 and join SENS Research Foundation, our expert speaker faculty, and a dynamic community of attendees from across the emerging rejuvenation biotechnology industry. 


This year's session tracks will cover key elements of successful drug development: clinical review, therapeutic approaches, regulation, investment and policy. There will be an in-depth examination of advances in tissue engineering, stem cells and gene therapy.

This year's conference will feature a variety of distinguished experts from industry, academia, and government. They will help us understand and shape the scientific and investment opportunities of the new Rejuvenation Biotechnology industry!
A few of our many featured speakers are highlighted below. For a full list of our dynamic presenters, click here
  • Mahendra Rao, MD, Ph.D., Scientific Co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board, Q Therapeutics
  • Mitch Finer, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, bluebird bio
  • Frances Colón, Ph.D., Deputy Science and Technology Advisory, U.S. Department of State
  • Anthony Atala, MD, Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Helen Blau, Ph.D., Director, Stanford University School of Medicine, Baxter Laboratory for Cell Biology
  • Justin Cooper-White, Ph.D., Professor and Group Leader, The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Conference Registration Includes:
  • Full access to all Sessions
  • Full access to Receptions
  • Special Wednesday Night Hal Sparks Performance
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • PM Refreshment Breaks
  • Exhibitor Reception

Register and make sure to book your room TODAY (July 27, 2015) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. This is the last day that our special discount rate of $209 per night will be available!

Five New Speakers added to 2015 Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference Roster


SENS Research Foundation welcomes the five new speakers joining the still-expanding RB2015 expert faculty this month:

  • Rajeev Dadoo, Partner, SR One, Ltd.
  • Philip De Jager, Distinguished Chair for the Neurosciences, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Mark De Simone, Chief Executive Officer, Aegate Ltd.
  • Stephen Frost, Principal, Frost Included
  • Houman Hemmati, Vice President, Medical and Clinical Development for New Therapies, Capricor Therapeutics

Visit our website to view the full list of speakers - check back frequently for updates!


RB2015 Sponsorship Packages Available


Promote your company and reach new potential customers. RB2015 represents an unparalleled opportunity to increase visibility for your business, publication, or organization. Visit our website for more information and options. 


Why sponsor the 2015 Rejuvenation Biotechnology conference?

  • Position your company as a leader in age-related regenerative medicine
  • Present cutting edge information to your target audience
  • Drive awareness of your organization's current and future products
  • Access world renowned clinicians, researchers, and technologists with a focus on aging and longevity
  • Find collaborators in the age-related disease field

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2015 SRF Education Summer Scholars Spotlight: 

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scripps Research Institute 


This month we are pleased to introduce our three Summer Scholars stationed at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the Scripps Research Institute: Neal Nathan, Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold, and Le Zhang. We would like to extend a grateful thank you to the Eudemonist Society and director David Jackson for their generosity in providing support for this group of students. The Eudemonist Society is a 501(c)3 public charity uniquely focused both on peer-reviewed, reproducible biomedical research and on the preservation and performance of music composed prior to 1828.


Click each student's photo or name to view more detailed project descriptions on our website.


Neal Nathan is a rising junior at the University of California, Berkeley planning to double-major in Molecular and Cell Biology (with an emphasis in Neurobiology) and Public Health and minor in Public Policy. This summer he is working at the Snyder lab of the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine on a project guided by Dr. Lina Mastrangelo, a postdoctoral member of the lab, that is evaluating the interplay between two proteins implicated in the pathology of Parkinson's Disease (PD).


Neal Nathan


Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold is a rising junior double majoring in Chemistry and Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin. This summer, she has joined Dr. Evan Snyder's lab of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. She will assist Anthony Orona, a graduate student in the Snyder lab, in studying and improving the viability of a novel approach using neural stem cells in the treatment of aggressive brain cancer. She is also investigating a potential new method of introducing new materials into cells.


Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold


Le Zhang just earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from Michigan State University. This summer, he will be conducting his research project in Dr. Jeanne Loring’s laboratory at the Center for Regenerative Medicine in the Scripps Research Institute. Guided by Dr. Michael Boland and Dr. Andres Bratt-Leal, his main goal for the summer is to analyze the genomic stability of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs), which are intended for cell replacement therapies for patients with Parkinson’s disease.


Le Zhang



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