It isn't long now until the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation will be hosting their second Ending Age-Related Diseases conference in New York City. The event takes place on July 11th and 12th this year, and features a mix of noted researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs involved in the present development of means to treat aging as a medical condition. Last year's conference was a great event for networking with new members of our growing longevity science and advocacy community, and video of the presentations can be found online.
Aging research is on the cusp of some major breakthroughs in the battle against age-related diseases, and we invite you to join us for an action-packed event filled with exciting talks and discussion panels featuring some of the leaders of aging research and the biotech business. We are still announcing more speakers for this exciting event and think that today is a great time to update everyone about what has been happening. We are delighted that Dr. Maria Blasco will be speaking at the conference this year. Dr. Blasco is a true pioneer in aging research, and her work with cancer and telomeres is well known.
Dr. João Pedro de Magalhães from Liverpool University has also just confirmed that he is going to be speaking at the event this year. Dr. Magalhães believes that the complexity and multi-dimensional nature of aging require that this biological problem be tackled using a combination of disciplines and approaches. He and his team have been conducting studies of the genetics, physiology, and cell biology of long-lived animals. He is perhaps best known for his genetic studies on long-lived species, such as the bowhead whale and the naked mole rat.
We will also be joined by Dr. Michael Lustgarten from Tufts University. Dr. Lustgarten is no stranger to us, as he has appeared in an episode of the Journal Club, a special microbiome webinar, and an interview with us. Dr. Lustgarten is a researcher at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory (NEPS) at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. His research is focused on how the gut microbiome and serum metabolome affect muscle mass and function in older people. Dr. Lustgarten is an expert on the gut microbiome, exercise, biomarkers, and nutrition.