Professor of Bioengineering at Berkeley University of California.
Irina Conboy got her PhD. in Pat Jones laboratory at Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, in Molecular and Cellular Immunology.
She specialised in degenerative diseases, exemplified by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, metabolic disorders, osteoporosis, and muscle atrophy, in which the bodies capacity to regenerate new tissue can no longer keep up with tissue death invariably accompany human aging. These disorders are debilitating for individuals and represent a major problem for society. One intriguing possibility is that stem cells residing in aged organs retain their intrinsic ability to regenerate but are not properly triggered in the aged environment and that rejuvenation of the aged niches is actually required for the organ repair by any stem cell: endogenous or transplanted. Much of our work has been focused on establishing new paradigms in multi-tissue stem cell aging, rejuvenation and regulation by conserved morphogenic signaling pathways.
Visit website: https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/faculty/irina-conboy
See also: University of California, Berkeley
Irina Conboy Blog Posts
Highlights of Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020
10-Sep-2020 Key points from 20 presentations from world-leading researchers
Irina Conboy News
LEAF interviews the Conboys about rejuvenating mice by diluting blood plasma
Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 16-Jun-2020
This could be a cheap first generation rejuvenation treatment - but wait for clinical trialsRead more...
Diluting blood rejuvenates old tissues in mice
Aging Matters - 08-Jun-2020
There are things in blood that drives our ageingRead more...
Recalibration of signalling factors to more youthful levels in the blood
Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 03-Sep-2019
Adjusting the levels of just two molecules in the blood could lead to significant rejuvenationRead more...
CRISPR-Chip uses graphene transistors to detect genetic mutations
Bioengineer.org - 25-Mar-2019
Could reduce time and cost of DNA testingRead more...