President’s Council Symposium
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Moderated by Deepak Srivastava, MD

President, Gladstone Institutes

Aging is the single greatest risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain diseases. It slows down your body’s ability to repair itself, leaving your heart, bones, and cartilage at risk.

But what if we could rejuvenate tissues in aging bodies? What if we could prevent brain diseases by slowing down aging?

In this panel discussion, Gladstone scientists explain how their work on brain, heart, and stem cells have shed new light on the mechanisms of aging, and how this knowledge could one day be harnessed to alleviate and potentially cure age-related diseases.

Schedule of Events
Registration: 4:00pm
Program: 4:30pm–5:30pm
Reception to Follow


  • Steve Finkbeiner, Director, Center for Systems and Therapeutics, Gladstone Institutes 
  • Casey Gifford, Staff Scientist, Srivastava Lab, Gladstone Institutes
  • Todd McDevitt, Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes 
  • Moderated by Deepak Srivastava, President, Gladstone Institutes


February 11, 2020
4:30-5:30pm PST
Mahley Auditorium

The President's Council is a dedicated community of Gladstone’s most loyal supporters and provides critical funding to support strategic priorities in the areas of greatest need. The President’s Council sponsors the spring and fall symposia in order to showcase pioneering science and global thought leaders.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.