October 2011

Metabolism re-emerges, triumphant

Aging metabolism 

This part will focus on the role of metabolism in aging and lifespan. First, Marc Van Gilst (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) will report on efforts to understand the role of nutrition and food intake on reproductive longevity and stem-cell viability using C. elegans as a model system.

Charles Brenner (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine) will cover efforts to elucidate the complex relationship between calorie restriction, metabolism and cellular lifespan using budding yeast as a model system.

Meng Wang (Baylor College of Medicine) will emphasize the important role of lipids and lipid metabolism in aging and reproductive lifespan using C. elegans as a model system.

Meetings_Metabolism_Ruben_ShawMeetings_Metabolism_Benjamin_TuReuben Shaw (shaw@salk.edu) is an assistant professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Ben Tu (benjamin.tu@utsouthwestern.edu) is an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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