You’re invited: Geriatrics Center Research Symposium

May 7, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend the Geriatrics Center Research Symposium on Tuesday, May 8.

With contributions from faculty, students and post-doctoral trainees in laboratories across U-M, this meeting will explore collaborative multidisciplinary research to understand basic mechanisms that modulate aging across species as well as clinical science and health services relevant to the care of older humans.

There will also be keynote lectures from leaders in the biology of aging,

Here’s a rundown of Tuesday’s events, which will take place at BSRB (109 Zina Pitcher Place):

  • Geriatrics Center annual research retreat: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., BSRB rooms 1020A, 1130-1170; This event will feature two keynote speakers, short talks from students and faculty, poster sessions and ample refreshments.
  • “Cellular Recycling: Role of Autophagy in Aging and Disease”: 11 a.m., BSRB Auditorium (room 1020A); presented by Malene Hansen, Ph.D., professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Program of Development, Aging and Regeneration, La Jolla, California
  • “Genes, Environment and Aging: Model Systems for a Complex World”: 1 p.m., BSRB Auditorium (room 1020A); presented by Daniel Promislow, Ph.D., professor, Department of Pathology and Department of Biology, University of Washington

For more information, contact Reynetta Fath at or by calling 734-936-8198.