8th Bay Area Aging Meeting

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
105 Stanley Hall, University of California, Berkeley

8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome – Danica Chen
9:15-9:30 Glenn Award Presentation – Mark Collins President, Glenn Foundation

Session 1: Keynote Address

Moderator: Danica Chen (Berkeley)

9:30-10:30 Randy Schekman Professor, UC Berkeley; Editor-in-Chief, eLife
Genes and proteins that control secretion and autophagy
10:30-10:45 Coffee break

Session 2: Molecular Genetics of Aging

Moderator: Anne Brunet/Stuart Kim (Stanford)

10:45-11:00 Antoine Roux – Cynthia Kenyon Lab (UCSF)
C. elegans can erase markers of aging
11:00-11:15 Itamar Harel – Anne Brunet Lab (Stanford)
Fishing for alternatives: manipulating aging and longevity genes in a naturally short-lived vertebrate
11:15-11:30 Mark McCormick – Brian Kennedy Lab (Buck)
A systematic screen for replicatively long-lived gene deletions in S. cerevisiae reveals multiple new conserved pathways linked to aging
11:30-11:45 Ted Peters – Robert Hughes Lab (Buck)
Dissecting natural variation in yeast to identify genetic modifiers of protein aggregation.
11:45-12:00 Adam Freund – Steven Artandi Lab (Stanford)
An essential role for the cytosolic chaperonin TRiC in telomerase trafficking and telomere maintenance
12:00- 2:00 Lunch/Poster Session

Session 3: Metabolism and Aging

Moderator: Pankaj Kapahi (Buck)

2:00-2:15 Amit Khanna – Pankaj Kapahi Lab (Buck)
The role of gut flora metabolite, trimethylamine, in food sensing, dauer formation and aging in C. elegans
2:15-2:30 Mihir Vohra – Kaveh Ashrafi Lab (UCSF)
Metabolic regulation of learning and age-induced learning impairment
2:30-2:45 Brian Castellano – Roberto Zoncu Lab (Berkeley)
The lysosome in nutrient sensing and growth control
2:45-3:00 Yuya Nishida – Eric Verdin Lab (Gladstone)
Regulation of the cellular “malonylproteome” by SIRT5
3:00-3:30 Coffee break

Session 4: Aging-Associated Degeneration and Diseases

Moderator: Eric Verdin (Gladstone/UCSF)

3:30-3:45 Wendy Cousin – Irina Conboy Lab (Berkeley)
Beyond parabiosis: oxytocin, a systemic age-specific factor that controls muscle maintenance and regeneration
3:45-4:00 Alec Sexton – Kathy Collin/Dirk Hockemeyer Labs (Berkeley)
Genetic dissection of telomere-telomerase interaction in human embryonic stem cells
4:00-4:15 Qian Qi – Jorg Goronzy lab (Stanford)
Influence of age on richness and clonality of the human naïve T cell receptor repertoire
4:15-4:30 Virginie Olive – Lin He Lab (Berkeley)
A polycistronic oncogenic microRNA acts as a double-edged sword
4:30-4:45 Zach O’Brown – Stuart Kim Lab (Stanford)
The pro-inflammatory transcription factors STAT3 and NFkB drive aging of the human kidney
4:45-5:00 Speaker and Poster Award Presentation
Joe Betts-Lacroix Entrepreneur; Executive Director, Health Extension
Nancy Miceli/Walter Crompton Entrepreneurs