Division of Biology and Medicine
Center on the Biology of Aging

MBoA Retreat

Past Retreats

Molecular Biology of Aging Graduate Program Retreat

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Schedule of Events

Time Event
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Introductory Comments
9:15-10:15 AM Keynote Lecture: Saul Villeda, Mechanisms of Brain Rejuvenation
10:15-10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 PM Morning Talks
10:30-11:00 AM Rob Reenan, Genetic Models of Disease: What they can tell us about cause and cure
11:00-11:20 AM Jeremy Horrell, A proposal: using Oligopaints and super-resolution microscopy to interrogate genomic loci in senescent cells
11:20-11:50 AM Jill Kreiling, Dysregulation of miRNA expression in aging
11:50 AM -12:10 PM Sun Maybury-Lewis, Chromatin dynamics in neural stem cell activation
12:10-1:10 PM Lunch and Posters
1:10-2:20 PM Afternoon Talks
1:10-1:40 PM Gerwald Jogl, Biophysical and biochemical studies of LINE-1 proteins
1:40-2:00 PM Jackie Howells, Innate immunity as a mechanism of tau-mediated neurodegeneration
2:00-2:30 PM Alvin Huang, The Pluri-potential in Alzheimer’s Disease: iPS Modeling for Risk and Opportunity
2:30 PM Posters continued

​​​​​​​Brown Center on the Biology of Aging Graduate Program Retreat 2018

Schedule of Events

Time Event
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Introductory Comments
9:15-10:15 AM Keynote Lecture: Laura Niedernhofer, University of Minnesota Endogenous DNA damage as a driver of senescence and aging
10:15-10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 PM Morning Talks
10:30-11:00 AM Jason Wood (Helfand Lab), Sirt4 is a mitochondrial regulator of metabolism and lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster
11:00-11:20 AM Anna Petrashen (Sedivy Lab), Translational regulation of insulin-like growth factor 1 by MYC
11:20-11:50 AM Qian Chen, Cartilage: A model system to study aging and aging-associated disease
11:50 AM -12:10 PM Yee Voan Teo (Neretti Lab), Secondary and a subset of primary senescent cells result from Notch signaling
12:10-1:10 PM Lunch and Posters
1:10-2:20 PM Afternoon Talks
1:10-1:40 PM John Sedivy, What are mobile genetic elements and why do they promote aging?
1:40-2:00 PM Shawn Williams (Rand Lab), It takes two to make a thing go right: How mitochondrial and nuclear genomes interact to regulate metabolism
2:00-2:20 PM Brett Baggett (Koren Lab), The role of myofibroblast senescence in arrhythmogenesis of the aged infarcted heart
2:30 PM Posters continued (with refreshments)

2017 MBoA Retreat

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The 2017 MBoA Retreat was held on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The Keynote Speaker was Rozalyn Andersen from the University of Wisconsin who presented “Caloric restriction: Reprogramming nonhuman primate aging”. In addition, there were research talks by faculty, postdocs and students and student posters.

Schedule of Events

Time Event
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Introductory Comments
9:15-10:15 AM Keynote Lecture  Rozalyn Anderson, University of Wisconsin. Caloric restriction: Reprogramming nonhuman primate aging
10:15-10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 PM Morning Talks
10:30-11:00 AM Robert Reenan
11:00-11:20 AM Megan Gura
11:20-11:50 AM Leila Rieder
11:50 AM-12:10 PM John Santiago
12:10-1:10 PM Lunch and Posters
1:10-2:30 PM Afternoon Talks
1:10-1:40 PM Michelle Dawson
1:40-2:00 PM Stephanie Post
2:00-2:30 PM Marco DeCecco
2:30-4:00 PM Posters continued (with refreshments)