Saltiel Life Sciences Symposium 2022

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Monday, May 8, 2023


9:00am - 4:40pm


Kahn Auditorium, BSRB


Aging is a universal phenomenon across all organisms. This year’s Saltiel Life Sciences Symposium will explore the aging process and age-related disease models in a variety of model organisms, as well as the insights they can offer about human health and disease.


9:00 a.m. | Welcome
Roger D. Cone, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Director, U-M Biosciences Initiative; Mary Sue Coleman Director, Life Sciences Institute; Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School; Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

9:05 a.m. | The peculiar findings that link mitochondria to aging
Andrew Dillin, Ph.D.
Thomas and Stacey Siebel Distinguished Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Professor of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, University of California, Berkeley; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

10:10 a.m. | The nutrient-sensing network and health during ageing
Linda Partridge, D.Phil.
Professorial Research Fellow, Honorary Weldon Professor of Biometry, Institute of Healthy Ageing and Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London

11:00 a.m. | Morning break

11:10 a.m. | Aging and rejuvenation in ants
Claude Desplan, Ph.D.
Silver Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, New York University

12:05 p.m. | Poster session and lunch, BSRB ABC and Upper Atrium

1:30 p.m. | Welcome back

1:35 p.m. | Introduction of the Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecturer

1:45 p.m. | Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture — Cross-species genetics to map new players in mitochondria and aging
Johan Auwerx, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Laboratory of Integrative Systems Physiology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

2:35 p.m. | A blueprint for successful aging: The long-lived cancer-resistant naked mole-rat
Rochelle Buffenstein, Ph.D.
Research Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

3:30 p.m. | Afternoon break

3:40 p.m. | How to die young at a very old age
Nir Barzilai, M.D.
Director, Einstein Institute for Aging Research; Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

4:35 p.m. | Closing remarks

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