3rd Bay Area Aging Meeting

Sunday, May 8, 2011
Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley
2601 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94720

9:30-9:40 Welcome, Danica Chen

Session 1: Moderator: Danica Chen

9:40-10:00 Genevieve Van de Bittner (Berkeley) – Chris Chang lab
“Bioluminescence Imaging of Hydrogen Peroxide Production in a Murine Tumor Model”
10:00-10:20 Remi-Martin Laberge (Buck)-Judith Campisi lab
‘Suppressing senescence-associated inflammation: a novel role for the mTOR longevity pathway’
10:20-10:40 Matt Barber (Stanford)- Katrin Chua lab
“SIRT7 is a histone H3 lysine 18 deacetylase that regulates oncogenic transformation.”
10:40- 11:00 Xiaolei Qiu (Berkeley)- Danica Chen lab
“Stem cell aging is regulated by SIRT3”
11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Session 2-Moderator: Stuart Kim

11:30-11:50 Randy Ashton (Berkeley)- David Schaffer lab
“Multivalency Enhances the Potency of Recombinant Sonic Hedgehog in Dopaminergic Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells”
11:50-12:10 Luis Batista (Stanford)- Steven Artandi lab
“Telomere shortening and loss of self-renewal in iPS cells from patients with dyskeratosis congenita”
12:10-12:30 Arvind Ramanathan (Buck)-Arvind Ramanathan lab
‘Uncovering the Metabolic programs of cancer and differentiation’
12:30-2:00 Lunch

Session 3: Moderators: Danica Chen, Pankaj Kapahi

2:00-2:30: Discussion- Hot topics in aging research

Session 4: Moderator: Stuart Kim

2:30-2:50 Jacob Bollinger (UCSF)-Adam Gazzaley lab
“An expectation-based memory deficit in aging”
2:50-3:10 Theodore Peters (Buck)- Robert Hughes lab
“Nutrient Signaling, Autophagy and Protein Homeostasis in Aging Yeast”
3:10-3:30 Brett Robison (Buck)-Brian Kennedy lab
“Elevated proteasome capacity improves protein homeostasis and promotes longevity in yeast”
3:30-4:00: Coffee Break

Session 5: Moderator: Pankaj Kapahi

4:00-4:20: Kwame Twumasi-Boateng (Berkeley)-Michael Shapiro lab
“An age-dependent reversal in the protective capacities of JNK signaling shortens C. elegans lifespan”
4:20-4:40 Di Chen (Buck)- Pankaj Kapahi lab
“Synergistic lifespan extension by daf-2 rsks-1 in C. elegans”
4:40-5:00 Travis Maures (Stanford)- Anne Brunet lab
“Regulators of Histone Methylation Affect Longevity in C. elegans”
5:00-5:20 Eric Van Nostrand (Stanford)- Stuart Kim lab
“Regulation of Aging Gene Networks in C. elegans”