The Ellison Medical Foundation Colloquium on the Biology of Aging

The Ellison Medical Foundation Colloquium on the Biology of Aging will be held Thursday, August 21 through Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. These Colloquium presentations are open to the public. Directions to the MBL and travel information are available at: www.mbl.edu/about/visit/directions/index.html

The Ellison Medical Foundation
COLLOQUIUM ON THE BIOLOGY OF AGING
Thursday, August 21 – Friday, August 22, 2014
Marine Biological Laboratory
Lillie Auditorium

 
AGENDA

Thursday, August 21, 2014 

8:45–9:00 Introductions
9:00–9:30

Cellular Senescence and Aging - Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging (1998 Senior Scholar)

9:30–10:00

Initiation of Cellular Senescence - Steve Elledge, Harvard Medical School (1998 Senior Scholar)

10:00–10:30

Organelle Deterioration with Age: The Limits of an Interconnected Cellular System - Dan Gottschling, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (1998 Senior Scholar)

10:30–11:00 Break
11:00–11:30

Telomeres and DNA Damage - Titia de Lange, Rockefeller University (1999 Senior Scholar)

11:30–12:00

Regulation of Telomeres and Cell Proliferation in Aging - Victoria Lundblad, Salk Institute (2001 Senior Scholar)

12:00–12:30

Rejuvenation Mechanisms During Germ Cell Formation  - Angelika Amon, MIT (2012 Senior Scholar)

12:30–1:45 Lunch
1:45–2:15

NAD+ and Sirtuins in Mammalian Aging - Leonard Guarente, MIT (1998 Senior Scholar)

2:15–2:45 Genes that Control Aging in C. elegans - Cynthia Kenyon, Univ. of California, San Francisco (1998 and 2002 Senior Scholar)
2:45–3:15

Genetic Mechanisms of Exceptional Aging and Stress Resistance - Steve Austad, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham (1999 Senior Scholar)

 

Friday, August 22, 2014

9:00–9:30

Enhanced Longevity Associated with Altered Ribosome Function - Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging (2012 Senior Scholar)

9:30–10:00

PGC1 Coactivators and the Control of Oxidative Metabolisma nd Disease - Bruce Spiegelman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2006 Senior Scholar)

10:00–10:30

Genetics of Aging and Xenobiotic Stress Resistance in C. elegans - Gary Ruvkun, Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (1998 Senior Scholar)

10:30–11:00 Break
11:00–11:30

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Stem Cell Aging and Rejuvenation - Thomas Rando, Stanford (2004 Senior Scholar)

11:30–12:00

Aging and Reprogramming: A two-way Street - Anne Brunet, Stanford (2009 Senior Scholar)

12:00–12:30

Rejuvenation of Muscle Stem Cells Restores Strength to Injured Aged Muscles - Helen Blau, Stanford (2001 Senior Scholar)

12:30–1:45 Lunch
1:45–2:15

Genes and Pathways that Modulate Neural Decline with AgeNancy Bonini, Univ. of Pennsylvania (2009 Senior Scholar)

2:15–2:45

Does Complement-Mediated Synapse Elimination Drive Cognitive Decline in the Aging Brain? - Ben Barres, Stanford (2011 Senior Scholar)

2:45–3:15

Aging, Circadian Rhythms, and Sleep - Michael Rosbash, Brandeis (2010 Senior Scholar)

 

7th Annual Joshua Lederberg Lecture

8:00 pm Lillie Auditorium

Speaker

Susan Lindquist, MIT / Whitehead Institute

“Cellular Quality Control Mechanisms and Neurodegenerative Disease”