The Huffington Center on Aging sponsors a weekly seminar and journal club on the Biology of Aging, hosting distinguished speakers in aging and pathophysiology of aging-related diseases. Outside lectures alternate with journal club presentations by pre- and postdoctoral trainees, scientific seminars by HCOA laboratories, and research reports.

Biology of Aging Seminar & Journal Club 2018

Date

Weekday/Time/Location

Presenter

Host

Sept. 20 

Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room N801

Hui Zheng, Ph.D.

HCOA Overview

Hui Zheng

Sept. 27

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m.

in Room N801

Maria “Ken” Figueroa, M.D.

Associate Professor of Human Genetics

Co-Leader, Cancer Epigenetics Program

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, FL

Andre Catic

Oct. 4

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N315

Bijan Najafi, Ph.D.

Professor in Surgery

Director of clinical Research, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Director of Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Angela Catic

Oct. 11

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. (Journal Club in N801)

Journal Club – Wang Lab (Moderator: M. Wang)

Meng Wang

Oct. 18

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. (Wang Lab)

Faculty Seminar 
Group Seminar

Meng Wag

Oct. 25

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N315 

Cole Haynes, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester, MA

Meng Wang

Nov. 1

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N801

Thomas Kosten, M.D.

Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry

Departments of Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Immunology & Pathology

Baylor College of Medicine

Angela Catic

Nov. 8

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N315

Mathew Blurton-Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurobiology & Behavior

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA

Hui Zheng

Nov. 15

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N801

Journal Club – Wang Lab (Moderator: A. Catic)

Andre Catic

Nov. 22

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. (Catic Lab)

Faculty Seminar 
Group Seminar

Andre Catic

Nov. 29

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N801

OPEN


Dec. 6

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N315

Rakez Kayed, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Department of Neurology

UTMB Health

Galveston, Texas

Wei Cao

Dec. 13

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N315

 Omer Yilmaz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Ergun Sahin

Jan. 10

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N315

Rozalyn Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Geriatrics

University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison, WI

Weiwei Dang

Jan. 17

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N801

Journal Club – Dang Lab (Moderator: W. Dang)

Weiwei Dang

Jan. 24

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. (Dang Lab)

Faculty Seminar 
Group Seminar

Weiwei Dang

Jan. 31

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N801

OPEN


Feb. 7

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N315

James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Department of General Internal Medicine

Physiology & Biomedical Engineering

Mayo Clinic,

Rochester, MN

Ergun Sahin

Feb. 14

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N801

Journal Club – Dang Lab (Moderator: H. Zheng)

Hui Zheng

Feb. 21

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N801

Dale J. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Elaine and Marvy A. Finger Distinguished Chair for Translational Research in Metabolic Disorders

Director, Center for Bioenergetics

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine at HM

Department of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Houston Methodist Hospital

Weill Cornell Medicine

Angela Catic

Feb. 28

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. (Zheng Lab)

Faculty Seminar 
Group Seminar

Hui Zheng

March 7

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. (Sahin Lab)

Faculty Seminar 
Group Seminar

Ergun Sahin

March 13

Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. in Room N317/N311

Scott Pletcher, Ph.D.

William H. Howell Collegiate Professor in Physiology

Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology

University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fred Pereira

March 21

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N315 

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, NY

Hui Zheng

March 28

Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Room N801

John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Houston Methodist Research Institute

Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

Ergun Sahin