Gregorio Valdez presents on the effects of aging and lifestyle factors on motor synapses

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.

Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently served on the program committee for the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting. The society is a multidisciplinary group of professionals that promotes the scientific study of aging. The meeting took place on November 14-18 in San Diego, California, and brought together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging. This year’s theme was “Charting New Frontiers in Aging.”

Prior to the meeting, a workshop was held on the evidence of changes in the central nervous system’s control of movement across the life span and in aging. As part of the workshop, Valdez helped organize a session pertaining to the effect of aging on mobility titled, “Evidence from Animal Models: Effects of Aging and Lifestyle Factors on Motor Synapses.”

Valdez also spoke and participated on a panel discussion at the annual meeting following the workshop.