Trinity College to Host ‘Young Blood for Old Brains’ Lecture by Stanford University Professor of Neurology

Tony Wyss-Coray’s Talk is Part of the Celebration of 25 Years of the Neuroscience Program at Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut, October 23, 2015 –

What: Tony Wyss-Coray P’16, professor of neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will deliver a lecture titled “Young Blood for Old Brains” as part of the celebration of 25 years of the Neuroscience Program at Trinity College. Wyss-Coray and fellow researchers conducted and published a study on blood infusions in old mice in the journal Nature Medicine. The researchers used sophisticated techniques to pinpoint important molecular, neuroanatomical, and neurophysiological changes in the brains of old mice that shared the blood of young mice.

This event is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Connecticut Neuropsychological Society. The lecture is free and open to the public.

When: Monday, October 26, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Washington Room in Mather Hall, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106 (For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.)  

Background: Tony Wyss-Coray, a Trinity parent, teaches at Stanford University School of Medicine as a professor of neurology. Wyss-Coray began as a postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, studying HIV-related dementia. The work led to Alzheimer’s research, focusing on how the immune system played a role in disease. In 2014, the prestigious U.S. journal, Science, named his work on young blood as one of the breakthroughs of the year. He is regularly invited to give talks at conferences and at the world’s top universities.