Henry Jay Forman, University of Southern California
Dr. Forman is Professor of Research Gerontology at the U of Southern California and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Biochemistry at UC Merced. He is renowned for his research on free radical biochemistry and antioxidant defense, and particularly for pioneering work on redox signaling and induced resistance to oxidative stress—contexts that are crucial for our understanding of respiratory health. This talk will examine how air pollution contributes to systemic pathological issues ranging from exacerbating asthma to cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment. While we have some ability to adapt as we age, we become more susceptible to the effects of air pollution. Understanding aging mechanisms that suppress the ability to protect our bodies may in turn help us promote healthier aging.
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