08/03/2013 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Regulation and function of adult neurogenesis in the hippocampal formation

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Fred H. Gage

Laboratory of Genetics LOG-G, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies. La Jolla, USA

Fred Gage, from the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, in La Jolla, California, USA,  is interested in the adult central nervous system and the unexpected plasticity and adaptability to environmental stimulation that remains throughout the life of all mammals. His lab showed that, contrary to theaccepted dogma, human beings are capable of growing new nerve cells throughout life. They are now studying the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms that may be used to repair the aged and damaged brain and spinal cord due to neurodegenerative diseases or trauma.

He has been invited by Davide D' Amico (CRG).