BOZEMAN -- A free public lecture about the science of aging and longevity will be given Monday, March 25, at the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University.
Vince Giuliano, an independent longevity researcher-writer and consultant, will present "Prospects that Emerging Science Offer for Longer Healthy Lifespans" at 5:30 p.m. in the Hager Auditorium. A reception will follow.
Giuliano will discuss the wide range of sciences related to aging, as frequently reported in his blog, http://www.agingsciences.com. He will provide an overview of the sciences relative to aging, important lessons regarding human aging, the close relationships between health and aging, and approaches that have extended the lives of laboratory animals. He will also relate conventional and emerging wisdom about living long lives, including new fields of research that may lead to enabling healthy human lifespans of twice the current average. He will explain how the "stem cell supply chain" may be enhanced to extend healthy lifespans.
As an independent longevity consultant, Giuliano examines longevity-related research and has developed an in-depth grasp of the disciplines involved, including cell and molecular biology, genomics, epigenomics, stem cells, metabolemics, nutritional science, and age-related diseases. In 2008, he created a comprehensive online treatise, "Anti-Aging Firewalls, the Science and Technology of Longevity," which is updated every few weeks to keep pace with research developments.
Giuliano's lecture is presented by the Kopriva Science Seminar Series, which is funded through an endowment created by Phil Kopriva, a 1957 microbiology graduate from MSU. Kopriva, who died in 2002, also created an endowment to fund the Kopriva Graduate Fellowship Program, which provides support and opportunities for graduate students in the College of Letters and Science, particularly in the biomedical sciences. The series features four to six seminars annually, with talks provided by MSU graduate students, faculty members and guest speakers.
For more information about this and other Kopriva lectures, visit http://www.montana.edu/lettersandscience/kopriva.html.
Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or firstname.lastname@example.org