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2009 Student Day


2009 Student Day

Mark your calendars for a day to celebrate UTHSCSA graduate students
Location: Texas Research Park (See printable map in far right column)
Organizers: AndreAna Peña and Angela Sanchez

Description and Preliminary Schedule

On May 13, 2009 the Texas Research Park will host a day planned by and in celebration of the graduate students of the UTHSCSA. This year we are pleased to have two student-invited speakers: Dr. Gro Amdam of Arizona State and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Dr. George Martin of the University of  Washington.

GroAmdamDr. Gro Amdam was trained in Norway in Theoretical Regulatory Biology. Her work has contributed to what is known about honeybees, including their social networks, reproduction, lifespan,and most recently learning changes associated with aging. Rather than associating with chronological age, her work is showing that honeybee aging is closely linked to social class. Interestingly, a bee’s function in the hive appears to dictate molecular mechanisms that also dictate his lifespan. She is currently splitting her time as an associate professor at Arizona State and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

George Martin

Dr. George Martin is a pioneer in the field of aging who has seen the field grow from the earliest observations of the limited proliferative capacity of fibroblasts.  Along his storied career in science he has amassed a collection of professional honors and awards, has served on numerous panels, and is currently the Chairman of the Ellison Medical Foundation Advisory Board. Currently Dr. Martin is a very active professor of pathology and adjunct professor of genome sciences working on the pathobiology of aging with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease,Werner Syndrome and DNA repair.

In addition to our invited speakers, students will be invited to participate in a poster session and to give short talks on their own research. We would like to invite all UTHSCSA graduate students involved in research and interested in presenting either a poster or a short talk to submit abstracts for consideration by April 10, 2009.  Click here to submit your abstract. We will make our selection by May 1, 2009.

Schedule of Events

09:00 - 11:00 amPreliminary judging of posters
12:00 - 1:00 pmDr. George Martin, "Some Snapshots of the History of Biogerontology"
1:00 - 2:30 pmKarl Rodriguez, "Subcellular Plasticity of the Proteasome during Aging and under Oxidative Stress"
1:30 - 2:00 pmJulie Etzler, "Cyclophilin D Modulation of Mitochondrial Physiology"
2:00 - 3:00 pmPoster session and coffee break
3:00 - 3:30 pmAdam Brown, "A conditional mouse model for assessing BLM in homologous recombination"
3:30 - 4:00 pmAnna Diller, "Relationship between Early Palliative Care and Caregiver Satisfaction and Bereavement of Cancer Patients in Hospice"
4:00 - 5:00 pmDr. Gro Amdam, "Social Life and Aging"
5:00 - 6:30 pmReception and Awards ceremony

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