Contact: Flora Burke
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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA
United States of America

In her talk, The Science Behind Living Better Longer, Azar Asadi Shahmirzadi will talk about the work she is doing at the Buck, and how it is impacting the field of aging research along with other work the Buck is doing.

Azar Asadi Shahmirzadi is a graduate student focused on pharmacological interventions for delaying aging and age-associated diseases. She is from Iran and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2011. She worked as a pharmacist for few years and became interested in the aging process, one of the biggest challenges in health. In 2014, she moved to the United States to start her PhD in Biology of Aging at University of Southern California, the world’s first and only PhD program completely devoted to Aging studies.

Novato’s Buck Institute is the largest independent scientific institute in the Bay Area. The Buck aims to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. Its goal is to increase human health span, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging, the number one risk factor for serious diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes, the Buck wants to help people live better longer. For more information, please visit

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $40 each; $35 for Club members who register online in advance (online registration closes at 5PM the day before the meeting). Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.