Mechanisms of Aging
September 27 - October 1, 2022
Abstract Deadline: July 8, 2022


Shin-ichiro Imai,  Washington University School of Medicine
William Mair,Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine

Call for Applications: TCCI Writing Fellowship - application deadline September 9, 2022

Satellite Pre-Meeting Event: Simons Collaboration on Plasticity in the Aging Brain (September 26-27)


COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


You are invited to participate in the eleventh meeting on Mechanisms of Aging, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, beginning after dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, and concluding with lunch on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

 The meeting will explore the regulation and function of genes and processes that are now known or suspected to control cellular and/or organismic aging.

Preliminary Topics:
  • Human Aging/Interventions
  • Senescence / DNA Repair / Stress Response
  • Cell-Nonautonomous Control of Aging
  • Homeostasis/Stem Cells
  • Metabolism
  • Genotype/Sex-Specific Effects on Aging
  • Reprogramming/Clocks
  • Comparative Biology of Aging

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Rozalyn Anderson,
 University of Wisconsin Madison
Berenice Benayoun, University of Southern California
Rafael de Cabo, National Institute on Aging
Dena Dubal, University of California, San Francisco
Vadim Gladyshev, Harvard University
Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester
Steve Horvath, University of California, Los Angeles/ Altos Labs
Ursula Jakob, University of Michigan
Leanne Jones, University of California, San Francisco
Sofiya Milman,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Scott Pletcher, University of Michigan
Vittorio Sebastiano, Stanford University
Yousin Suh, Columbia University
Ashley Webb, Brown University
Saul Villeda, University of California, San Francisco
Tamotsu Yoshimori, Osaka University, Japan

The format of the meeting will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.

Unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlaging. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,655
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,555
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,415
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,055
Student Package*: $1,315
Student No-Housing Package: $955
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,115
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,515

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Room package reservations close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Samantha Mastronardi

Virtual Late Fees (registrations submitted after 5:00pm ET on September 21st)

Academic Virtual Package: $395
Student Virtual Package: $280
Corporate Virtual Package: $535