September - December 2008

Sept. 24 - MRI in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection and Therapeutic Responses
Robia Pautler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Nov. 12 - The PAT Family of Lipid Droplet Proteins: Guardians of the Cellular Fat Storehouse in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's
Perry E. Bickel, M.D., Director of the Center for Diabetes and Obesity Research, UT Houston, Houston, TX
Dec. 10 - The mechanisms and evolution of the telomere maintenance machinery in budding yeasts
Neal Lue, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY

January - May 2009

Jan. 14 - A touching response to ER Stress
Richard N. Sifers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Jan. 28 - p53, Cancer, and Aging
Lawrence A. Donehower, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Department of Pediatrics, and Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Feb. 11 - The Stress of Misfolded Proteins in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease
Richard I. Morimoto, Ph.D., Bill and Gayle Cook Professor, Director, Rice Institute for Biomedical Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Feb. 18 - Biological activities in vitro and in vivo of Des-acyl ghrelin in heart skeletal muscle
Dr. Andrea Graziani, Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Medicine Sciences, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, IT
Mar. 11 - Stopping Alzheimer's disease one mouse at a time
Joanna Jankowsky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
April 22 - The role of ghrelin in cancer-associated muscle and fat wasting
Jose Manuel Garcia, M.D., Assistant Professor, Diabetes and Metabolism, Michael E. DeBakey VA, Houston, TX
April 29 - Co-Evolution in Tumors: The Microenvironment Effect
David Rowley, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
May 13 - Selective Autophagy in Aging and Age-Related Disorders
Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Marion Bessin Liver Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
May 27 - Genetic Mechanisms of Aging and Longevity
Ane Brunet, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA