Healthy Aging Series: Does Traumatic Brain Injury Accelerate Aging?

  • February 27, 2020
  • Capitol Lakes Retirement Community
  • Downtown
  • 333 W Main Street
  • Madison
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 262-2551

Learn about the research being done on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and explore how the long-term effects of TBI can resemble those observed in typical aging, suggesting that it accelerates the aging process. David Wassarman, professor, UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Wassarman studied at Yale University and conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of California–Berkeley. He joined the UW faculty in 2001, and his lab has used fruit flies to understand the molecular events that lead to neurodegeneration in human diseases. His recent efforts have focused on the genetic basis of neurodegeneration in traumatic brain injury.

  • Times: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free