Darren J. Baker, Ph.D.
Company: Mayo Clinic
Job title: Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Darren J. Baker, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Research in his laboratory is focused on the involvement of senescent cells in the processes of aging. Cellular senescence, a state of irreversible cell cycle arrest that limits the ability of cells to divide, is a potent anti-tumor mechanism that is also a common feature of aged tissue. Instead of simply being resident cells within a tissue, senescent cells appear to promote various age-related phenotypes, perhaps due to components that they secrete.
The Role of Senescent Cells in Neurodegeneration – New Data 12:00 pm
Addressing the accumulation of senescent cells in tissues in prematurely aged mice Eliminating senescent cells to alleviate tissue degeneration and extend life in normal mice Senescent cells contribute to neurodegenerative disease (and other diseases of aging)Read more
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