"Cellular Stress and Aging" Symposium - Jan. 8, 2010

The Cell and Molecular Biology Predoctoral Training Program is pleased to announce its 12th annual research symposium entitled, "Cellular Stress and Aging." This student-sponsored symposium will feature research talks from four world-renowned scientists as well as a graduate student poster session. Attendance at any of the research talks is free and open to the public. A registration fee of $5 is required to attend lunch.

When Jan 08, 2010
from 09:45 AM to 04:00 PM
Where George Watts Hill Alumni Center
Contact Name Denise Kenney
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As medical advances extend human lifespans, considerable interest has arisen in the complex process known as aging. Pathways that respond to environmental stresses and maintain cellular homeostasis influence organismal lifespan.  Numerous diseases manifest later in life and reflect deficiencies in specific stress response pathways.  Understanding the cellular mechanisms that modulate lifespan or promote "youthfulness" will yield significant insight on how to treat late-onset disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.


9:45a.m. :  Registration and Poster Set Up

10 a.m. : Opening Remarks

10:15 a.m. : Rick Morimoto - Northwestern University, "Stress Responses, Proteostasis, and Chaperone Networks in Aging and Disease"

11:15 a.m. : Anne Brunet - Stanford University, "Plasticity in Aging"

12:15 p.m. :  Lunch and Poster Session

1:45 p.m. : Andy Dillin - HHMI/Salk Institute, "Aging as an Event of Proteostasis Decline"

2:45 p.m. : Peter Walter - HHMI/UCSF, "Protein Homeostasis in Health and Disease"

About the presenters:

Rick Morimoto: Director, Rice Instiute for Biomedical Research, winner of National Institutes of Health MERIT award, member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Anne Brunet: Ellison Medical Foundation Scholar award, Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging.

Andy Dillin: HHMI, Director of the Glenn Center for Aging Research, McKnight Neurosciences of Brain Disorders Award, Ellison Medical Foundation Award

Peter Walter: HHMI, Member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Science. Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, Gairdner International award.

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