The Science Behind Living Better Longer NOVEMBER 10th Free Community Event

Presented by Buck Institute and The Bolinas Community Center


The Buck’s success will ultimately change healthcare. The Buck Institute for Research on Aging 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. An independent, nonprofit institution, its goal is to increase human healthspan, 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 chronic diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, atherosclerosis (heart attack and stroke), and type 2 diabetes, the Buck wants to help people live better longer.

Dr. Georgia Woods is a Staff Scientist in the Andersen lab at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California. She received her PhD in neuroscience from University of California, Davis, where she used advanced microscopic techniques to study synaptic pruning in the developing rodent brain. She joined the Buck Institute in 2013. Georgia’s expertise in neurodevelopment and microscopy have laid the foundation for conducting translational research in the Andersen lab, illuminating cellular pathology in neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, her interests lie in elucidating how glial cell dysfunction in the aging brain contributes to all-too-common neurodegenerative diseases in aging populations, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.


Dr. Woods will be speaking about the work she 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 her talk is: “The Science Behind Living Better Longer”.