Buck Institute by Sidharth Madhavan
Oct 27, 2023 12:15 PM
Sidharth Madhavan, Buck Institute
Buck Institute by Sidharth Madhavan

About the speaker:

Sidharth Madhavan is a USC-Buck Ph.D. fellow in the Newman Lab. https://www.buckinstitute.org/lab/newman-lab/ In 2019, he completed a B.S. in Clinical Neuroscience with honors at Virginia Tech. As an undergraduate, he researched structural and biochemical properties of tau proteins, specifically relating to clinical mutations affecting aggregation. As a Ph.D. fellow in the Newman Lab (2020), he will build on his background, investigating the propensity for small energetic metabolites to modulate proteostasis in Alzheimer’s disease. When he isn’t at the bench, Sid loves being outdoors. He has hiked most of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia and enjoys the accessibility to backcountry hiking out west. Sid also enjoys running, cooking new recipes, falling asleep in his hammock, and teaching himself bluegrass flatpicking.

Sid will be speaking about the work he is currently doing at Buck and how it is impacting the field of aging research, along with the work Buck is doing as a whole and the impact Buck has on our community and the world. The title of his talk is: "The Science Behind Living Better Longer”. I am attaching his headshot to this email.

About The Buck Institute:

Novato’s Buck Institute is the largest independent scientific institute in the Bay Area. The Buck aims to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. Its goal is to increase human health span, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging, the number one risk factor for serious diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes, the Buck wants to help people live better longer. Learn more at: https://buckinstitute.org