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Event Type:  Seminar (This is an NIH Science event)
Annual Lecture:  Other
Title:  The Contribution of Bone to Whole Organism Physiology
Description:  The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG), cordially invites you to its spring seminar, featuring Dr. Gerard Karsenty, the Paul A. Marks M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center, New York City.

Dr. Karsenty's main interest is how organs interact with one another to regulate vertebrates' various physiological functions. His research focuses on bone and, through the use of genetics, he has discovered that this organ, in addition to making bone, has remarkable endocrine functions that include the regulation of insulin secretion, glucose homeostasis, adaptation to exercise, testosterone production and male fertility, synthesis of neurotransmitters and cognitive functions. His laboratory has also identified a receptor for osteocalcin in muscle, testes and pancreas, which has prompted investigation into a possible novel function of osteocalcin.

We hope you’ll be able to join us in person to hear this engaging speaker and compelling story. Dr. Karsenty will also be available before and after the seminar – anyone interested in meeting with him should contact me two weeks before the seminar at or 301/827-4013.

The GSIG was created to discuss and explore the complex relationships between the biology of aging and the biology of diseases and conditions that are of interest to various institutes and centers across the NIH. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the GSIG web site (

The seminar will be videocast at and archived in the GSIG web site.

Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. Francesca Macchiarini at or at 301/827-4013.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017   12:00pm - 1:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D.
Title:   Professor and Chair
Organization:   Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical
City/Province:   New York
State:   New York
Country:   USA

Organization(s):  [NIH] National Institute on Aging (NIA); Alliance for Aging Research

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 35A
Room:  Room 620/630
Street Address:  35A Convent Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Francesca Macchiarini, M.S., Ph.D.
Phone:   301-827-4013
Fax:   301-402-0010
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