September - December 2006

Sept. 13 - The Neurovascular Unit and Aging
Joseph McCarthy, Ph.D., Professor, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Sept. 20 - The role of Ghrelin in chemotherapy induced cachexi
Jose Garcia, M.D., Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine, Veterans Affairs, Houston, TX
Oct. 18 - Identifying the Roles of the Circadian Clock Within the Heart
Martin E. Young, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, CNRC, Houston, TX
Nov. 8 - Innate Immune Responses in C. elegans: ROS Attack and Damage Control
Danielle Garsin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UT Houston, Houston, TX
Nov. 15 - Ghrelin and Bone
Patric Delhanty, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

January - May 2007

Jan. 24 - Signaling Mechanisms that Protect the integrity of the Genome
William G. Dunphy, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Biology 216-76, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Feb. 7 - Seeking a Small Animal's Advice for Staying Young Longer: Mechanisms of Healthspan Extension in C.elegans
Monica Driscoll, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Feb. 21 - The Principles of Intramembrane Proteolysis
Ya Ha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
April 18 - Proteomics of Postsynaptic Density: Plasticity Changes Associated to Certain Pathologic Conditions
Rong Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
April 25 - Metabolic Regulators as Immune Response Modifiers
Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Laboratory of Neuroendocrine - Immunology. Baton Rouge, LA
May 9 - A Biochemical/Genetic Pathway for the Life Span Extending Effects of Calorie Restriction in the Fly
Stephen Helfand, M.D., Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI
May 23 - The Effect on Aging on Glutatione Synthesis and Oxidative Stress
Rajagopal V. Sekhar, M.D., Director of Translational Metabolism and Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX