|University Faculty Lecture Series kicks off spring semester with expert on aging|
Renowned biomedical researcher and aging expert Holly Brown-Borg will deliver the first presentation of this year’s University Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The event begins with a reception at 4 p.m., and the lecture is at 4:30 p.m., with questions and answers to follow. Brown-Borg's lecture is titled “Hormones and Long Life: Lessons From Dwarf Mice.”
Holly Brown-Borg is associate professor in the UND of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. Brown-Borg, who started at UND in 1995, has built a distinguished and internationally recognized career as a biomedical researcher and teacher with a number of highly regarded and regularly referenced publications, including books and book chapters. Early in her career, she gained international notice for discovering that a certain strain of experimental dwarf mice lived longer than all other kinds of mice used in research.
Brown-Borg’s primary research focuses on aging, stress resistance, longevity, and growth hormones. She has received many awards and honors, among them an unprecedented (and unsolicited) $60,000 award from the California-based Glenn Foundation as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Service Award.
Brown-Borg has received funding from the NIH and the American Federation of Aging Research over the last ten years. Her current funding includes an NIH RO1 in the amount of $1,387,000 and a Senior Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation for $803,525.
Brown-Borg co-chaired the 2007 Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Aging in Switzerland; she is president-elect of the American Aging Association and chair-elect of the Biological Sciences section of the Gerontological Society of America; and she organizes the International Symposium on the Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Aging held in Austria every other year.
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