Second Annual Nathan Shock Symposium on the Basic Biology of Aging

The Symposium on the Basic Biology of Aging will focus on energetics and aging research. The goal of this symposium is to create a forum for scientists working on aging, energetics, and/or comparative biology in the southeast region to exchange ideas and foster collaborations.

Aging and age-related diseases are associated with alterations in metabolism at molecular, organelle, cellular, tissue, and whole organism levels. Using carefully chosen organisms, researchers are dissecting the relationship between aging and energetics in areas such as proteostasis, cell signaling, mitochondrial function, and nutrient sensing. This work has already resulted in interventions targeting metabolism and metabolic pathways (e.g. mTOR) that extend lifespan in a range of model organisms.

Time & Place

Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: University of Alabama at Birmingham — UAB National Alumni Society House

Keynote Speakers

Richard Miller, MD, PhD

Richard Miller, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan, Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Topic: Drugs that Slow Aging in Mice

Charlotte Peterson, PhD

Charlotte Peterson, PhD

Professor and Director, Center for Muscle Biology, University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Lexington, KY

Topic: The Evolving Roles of Satellite Cells in Skeletal Muscle Aging and Adaptation

Peter Rabinovitch, MD, PhD

Peter Rabinovitch, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Topic: Restoring Mitochondrial Energetics Improves Function in Aging Mice

Arlan Richardson, PhD

Arlan Richardson, PhD

Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Topic: New Insight into the Life Extending Action of Dietary Restriction

Abstract Deadline & Application Instructions

Interested in presenting research at the symposium? Submitted abstracts will be selected for either a ten minute talk or for a poster competition. Abstracts must be submitted by March 15, 2018. Selected abstracts will be chosen and applicants notified by March 25, 2018. Format requirements and other information is available on the Submit Abstract page.


Attendees can register with or without submitting an abstract.