Basic Biology of Aging at the University of Washington

Upcoming Speakers:

2014 Spring Quarter Speaker Series

The Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, the Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant, and the UW Healthy Aging and Longevity (HALo) Research Institute present:

All talks will be held in Room Foege N-130 from 2:30-3:30pm unless otherwise noted

Thursday, April 10
Selective autophagy: fighting aging one protein at a time
Ana Maria Cuervo,  M.D., Ph.D., Co-director of the Einstein Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Thursday, April 24
A metabolomic perspective on aging
Daniel Promislow, D.Phil., University of Washington, Director of the Canine Longevity Consortium

Thursday, May 8
Adaptive signaling responses to mitochondrial dysfunction: The mitochondrial UPR
Cole Haynes, Ph.D., 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Thursday, May 22
Dynamic roles of mitochondria: from cancer to the aging immune system
Marcia Haigis, Ph.D., 
Harvard Medical School Department of Cell Biology

Thursday, June 5
Telomerase and germline immortality
Steven Artandi, Ph.D.,
Stanford School of Medicine

Wednesday, June 11, 3:30-4:30pm
Epigenetic changes leading to somatic retrotransposition in mammalian aging and a new genetic longevity model
John Sedivy, Ph.D.,
 Brown University

Contact Rachel Wilsey (206-616-4135) or Peter Rabinovitch (206-685-3761) for further information. To request disability accommodations, contact the office of the ADA Coordinator at least 10 days in advance of the event: 206-543-6450 (voice); 206-543-6252 (TDD); 206-685-3885 (FAX);


Past Speakers:
2013 Summer & Fall Speakers

Monday, October 7, 2-3pm
UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus, Brotman Auditorium (850 Republican Street)

The Mitochondria in Heart Failure: A Promising Therapeutic Target
Hani Sabbah Ph.D, Director of Cardiovascular Research Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan
Why Attend? 
Dr. Sabbah is distinguished for his work to understand the pathophysiology of heart failure and on the development and testing of novel therapeutic modalities for its treatment. This seminar will include recent data examining the role of mitochondria and the therapeutic benefit of the mitochondrial targeted drug SS-31/Bendavia. 

Co-Sponsored by the Mitochondria and Metabolism Center

Tuesday, September 24, 10:00-11:00am
Health Science Building, Room K-069   

Caloric Restriction and Aging: Past, Present and Future
Richard Weindruch Ph.D. Professor, Department of Medicine University of Wisconsin, Madison
Why Attend?  Dr. Weindruch is one of the pioneers of aging research in caloric restriction, and his Institute on Aging is one of two that have reported data from non-human primates.  He has an inside perspective that he will share with us.  

Thursday, August 22, 12:30-1:30pm
Health Science Building, Room K-069

Proteomic discovery of components shared by diverse neurotoxic aggregates: CRAP-1 constipates proteasomes
Robert Shmookler Reis D.Phil 
Udupa Chair of Gerontologic Research, Professor, Depts. of Geriatrics, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology/Toxicology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences