Irina Conboy is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Bioengineering. Her discovery of the rejuvenating effects of young blood through parabiosis in a seminal paper published in Nature in 2005 paved the way for a thriving field of rejuvenation biology. The Conboy lab currently focuses on broad rejuvenation of tissue maintenance and repair, stem cell niche engineering, elucidating the mechanisms underlying muscle stem cell aging, directed organogenesis, and making CRISPR a therapeutic reality.
Irina was Hanadie’s co-thesis advisor and mentor since 2009, and they share inventor-ship on the patent family which supports Juvena Therapeutics’ science. Irina officially joined the scientific advisory board at Juvena Therapeutics in January 2019.