Does Traumatic Brain Injury Accelerate Aging?

February 27 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Cost: Free

About the event

Learn about the research being done on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and explore how the long-term effects of TBI can resemble those observed in typical aging, suggesting that it accelerates the aging process.

The speaker

David Wassarman, professor, UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

About the speaker

Wassarman studied at Yale University and conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of California–Berkeley. He joined the UW faculty in 2001, and his lab has used fruit flies to understand the molecular events that lead to neurodegeneration in human diseases. His recent efforts have focused on the genetic basis of neurodegeneration in traumatic brain injury.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is strongly requested.

Free parking is available in the ramp across the street from the building’s main entrance. You will need to pull a parking ticket and take it to the lecture, where Capitol Lakes staff will validate it before you leave.

Learn more about living a healthy life from UW–Madison experts at these Healthy Aging Series events, brought to you by the Wisconsin Alumni Association® and Capitol Lakes Retirement Community.

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at or 608-308-5537.

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