Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy; Associate Director, Bakar Aging Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Saul Villeda obtained his B.S. in Physiological Sciences from the University of California Los Angeles and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University. At Stanford, he investigated how systemic changes in aging blood contribute to age-related impairments in neural stem cell function and cognitive processes. Dr. Villeda went on to start his independent career at the University of California San Francisco as a Sandler Faculty Fellow, now an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Associate Director of the Bakar Aging Research Institute, where his team investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying rejuvenation of the aging brain.