Visionary Aging

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How Smart Tech and Gene Therapy Can Enhance Our Health

From mobility and blindness to disease and deafness, our bodies face increasing challenges as we get older. The good news? Berkeley is at the forefront of exciting new directions in science and technology to address these vagaries of aging. Join Chancellor Carol T. Christ and distinguished faculty and friends to learn more about the new age of aging at this exclusive event, featuring professor David Lindeman M.S.W. ’80, D.S.W. ’87, director of Berkeley’s Center for Technology and Research in the Interest of Society; and John Flannery, professor of neurobiology and faculty in the School of Optometry. They’ll share the future of smart technology for health management, and the promise of gene therapy to combat vision loss and blindness.

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Carol T. Christ

Carol Tecla Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 2017. A celebrated scholar of Victorian literature, Christ is also well known as an advocate for quality, accessible public higher education, a proponent of the value of a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences, and a champion of women’s issues and diversity on college campuses.

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John Flannery

Professor, Vision Science, Neuroscience Division, Molecular and Cell Biology
Faculty, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and School of Optometry

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