Fred Gage
Fred Gage

Dr Fred Gage
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Talk title: "The contribution of aging to neurodegenerative disease"

Dr. Gage is President of the Salk Institute, Adler Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics, and Adjunct Professor, UCSD.  He received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gage's work concentrates on the adult central nervous system and unexpected plasticity and adaptability to environmental stimulation that remains throughout the life of all mammals. In addition, he models human neurological and psychiatric disease in vitro using human stem cells. His lab also studies the genomic mosaicism that exists in the brain as a result of mobile elements that are active during neurogenesis.

Dr. Gage is a Fellow of the AAAS, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, and American Philosophical Society, a foreign member of the EMBO and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He served as President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2002, and of the International Society for Stem Cell Research in 2012.