September - December 2009

Oct. 7 - Epigenetic mechanisms regulating memory formation in health and disease
Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D., Director, Picower Institute, MIT
Oct. 14 - Investigating the role of central stress pathways in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
Nick Justice, Ph.D., Postdoc Fellow, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Oct. 21 - Regulation of Oxidative Stress and Metabolism by SIRT2 and SIRT3
Qiang Tong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Nov. 11 - Involvement of Stress Signaling Pathways in Alzheimer’s Disease Neuropathology
Robert Rissman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Nov. 16 - Endocrine and Metabolic Signaling in Promoting Healthy Aging
Meng Wang, Ph.D., Faculty Candidate, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
Dec. 2 - The role of NFI genes in glial cell development and disease
Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

January - May 2010

Jan. 6 - Effects of stress mediators on Disease Progress in Alzheimer’s Disease
John Csernansky, M.D., Lizzie Gilman Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern University
Jan. 20 - Aging associated factors differentially modulate Alzheimer-type pathology
Anyang Sun, Ph.D., Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Feb. 10 - Molecular studies of Parkinson’s Disease
Paolo M. Moretti, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Feb. 17 - Stem cells, Aging and the Challenge of Senescent Tissue Repair
Tom Rando, M.D., Ph.D., Roy M. Huffington Distinguished Lecturer, Stanford University
Mar. 10 - Nuclear Receptors, AMPK & MUSCLE GENES
Vihang A. Narkar, Ph.D., Postdoc Fellow, Gene Expression Laboratory, The Salk Institute
Mar. 24 - Chronic psychosocial stress reveals Alzheimer’s disease phenotype in a novel “at-risk” A-rat model
Karim Alkadhi, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, University of Houston
April 14 - P16INK4a, tumor suppression and aging
Norman Sharpless, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics, The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina
May 19 - Addressing Aggression in Dementia
Mark Kunik, M.D. M.P.H., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX