Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD received his MD and PhD from Harvard University in 1987. He did internship training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and residency training in neurology at the University of California at San Francisco. After residency, he conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at Stanford University. He joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford in 1995. In addition to being Professor of Neurology, Dr. Rando is Chief of Neurology at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System where he also directs the Center for Tissue Regeneration, Repair, and Restoration (CTR3), a program in regenerative medicine combining expertise in stem cell biology and bioengineering, particularly materials science. Dr. Rando is also the Director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford and he is Deputy Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. He was also the Founding Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine.