September - December 2012

Sept. 26 - Aging and Cancer: Are Telomeres and Telomerase the Connection?
Jerry W. Shay, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Oct. 17 - Abnormal Mitochondrial Dynamics in Alzheimer’s Disease
Xiongwei Zhu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Oct. 24 - Regulation of Adiponectin Multimerization, Signaling and Function
Feng Liu, Ph.D.,, Professor of Pharmacology, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Oct. 31 - Diabetes research. Effects of aging upon regeneration of the pancreatic endocrine cells. Trick or treat?
Jake Kushner, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Endocrinology and Metabolism, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Nov. 14 - The Histone Deacetylase SIRT6 Controls Cancer Metabolism
Raul Mostoslavsky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Nov. 28 - Age-Associated Dysfunctions of the Liver
Nick Timchenko, Ph.D., Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Dec. 12 - Stress, Insulin Signaling and Stem Cells: Promoting Proliferative Homeostasis in the Aging Intestinal Epithelium
Henri Jasper, Ph.D., Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA

January - May 2013

Jan. 16 - Roles of Telomeres and Telomerase in Disease and Health
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., Morris Herztein Professor of Biology and Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Jan. 30 - Vascular Aging: A Multi-Pronged Approach
George Taffet, M.D., Professor and Chief, Department of Medicine-Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Feb. 13 - A Longitudinal Study of Alternative Cleavage and Polyadenylation Programs in the Murine of Tg2576 Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Joel Neilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Feb. 27 - Elucidating telomerase function using genetically defined human stem cell models
Dirk Hockemeyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Mar. 6 - Inflammation and proteopathy in neurodegeneration
Li Gan, Ph.D., Associate Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Program, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Mar. 13 - Challenges of Neuron and Muscle Maintenance into Old Age: Deciphering Molecular Secrets for Longevity and Healthy Aging Using Simple Animal Models
Monica Driscoll, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
April 10 - Fibroblasts and their Stem Cell Precursorsin the Aging Post-Ischemic Heart
Katarzyna Cieslik, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-Cardiovasular Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
April 24 - TFEB-mediated intracellular clearance as a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease
Hui Zheng, Ph.D., Director/Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
May 1 - Untying the Gordian knot - reversing impaired mitochondrial fuel oxidation in aging and its impact on metabolic health
Rajagopal Viswanath Sekhar, M.D., B.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX