LOGAN – University of Southern California biochemist Valter Longo, a best selling author, will answer questions about the fundamental mechanisms of aging Wednesday, April 24, during a virtual seminar from the 2024 R. Gaurth Hansen Seminar series.

The Utah State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosts Dr. Longo’s talk which begins at 4 p.m. It will be broadcast on Zoom and all are welcome.

Time Magazine named Longo one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health.

His presentation “Fasting Mimicking Diets: Longevity and Disease,” has grown from his research designed to identify molecular pathways that can be modulated to protect against many diseases including cancer and Alzheimers.

The author of several books, his best seller was The Longevity Diet.

The seminar’s namesake, the late R. Gaurth Hansen, became USU’s academic vice president in 1968 and was later promoted to provost. His work led to a 20-fold increase in the school’s research budget.

The Zoom link is available from the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, 435-797-1619.

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