Skeletal cellular senescence with aging and Type 2 diabetes

College of Nursing


noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 5, 2023


College of Nursing, Room 470
1305 N. Martin Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721
Or by Zoom.  Contact Debra McMaster at for the meeting link.

Event Description

The College of Nursing is pleased to have Joshua Farr, PhD, present as a visiting scholar. 

Presenter details

Joshua Farr, PhD
Research Scientist, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Farr is an associate consultant II-research scientist in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and the Division of Gerontology.  Farr is an active member of the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging. Over the past ten years, he has been working on the roles of senescent cells and their senescence-associated secretory phenotype in mediating bone loss with aging and diabetes in mice and humans. Farr’s group was the first to systematically identify senescent cells in the bone microenvironment with aging and to demonstrate a causal role of senescent cells in mediating age-related bone loss. He has multiple ongoing projects focused on targeting cellular senescence to extend healthspan, targeting cellular senescence and RAGE in Type 2 diabetes and the role of p21 positive senescent cells in radiation-induced skeletal injury and repair.

Farr is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Physiology, having earned his BS, MS and PhD in Tucson.