Telomerase in Aging and Age-Associated Disease: Mechanisms and Treatment


Event details

Date 27.06.2024
Hour 12:1513:15
Speaker Ron DePinho, M.D. Co-Founder of Tvardi & Professor and Past President MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
A Lola and John Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research
Co-Founder of Tvardi & Professor and Past President MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ronald Depinho, M.D. has had a distinguished career in cancer research including his role as President of the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. During his tenure as MD Anderson’s president, Dr. DePinho conceived and launched the Cancer Moon Shots Program, maintained MD Anderson’s top ranking, dramatically enhanced its research and training excellence, recruited many world class faculty, and expanded its global network to reach one-third of the human population.

His research program has made fundamental contributions to our understanding and treatment of cancer, aging and degenerative disorders. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Medicine and recipient of honorary degrees and many awards including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and knighthood from Portugal. Dr. DePinho has successfully founded and raised capital for numerous biotech companies including publicly traded Aveo and Karyopharm. He was an advisor for biotech firms, Epizyme and Agios as well as Abbott and GSK. He holds an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a B.S. from Fordham University.


Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Free
  • This event is internal


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