Molecular and Cellular Damage as the Cause of the Diseases of Aging - Panel Discussion

Video Overview

This panel discussed the idea that the diseases of aging stem from molecular and cellular damage that accrues with age. Topics of discussion included the types of damage that may be involved, examples of how this applies to one or more diseases, and thoughts on how basic research and industry could use this concept to drive therapeutic target identification and drug treatment/development.


  • Richard Barker, Director, Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (Moderator)
  • Aubrey de Grey, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation
  • Caleb Finch, ARCO/Kieschnick Professor of Gerontology and Biological Science and University Professor, USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • Jeff Karp, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the Center for Regenerative Therapeutics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Stephen Minger, Chief Scientist, Cellular Sciences, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, UK