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Mechanisms of Cellular Resilience Symposium

This 3-day symposium will bring together scientists at the forefront of cellular resilience, aging, and regeneration research to bridge these disciplines.

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Application Deadline: 08/07/2022

Overview

The ability to recover from injury and other stressors declines as we age. Many of the interventions that promise to slow the rate of aging appear to do so by boosting our cell’s resilience to damage. Understanding the mechanisms responsible for maintaining and enhancing cellular resilience will be essential in the development of anti-aging and pro-regenerative therapies. This 3-day symposium will bring together scientists at the forefront of cellular resilience, aging, and regeneration research to help bridge these disciplines.

Workshop : Building Personal Resilience as a Scientist

Participants will engage in interactive learning experiences based on the four columns of learning by neurobiologist Dr. Deheane – Attention, Active Engagement, Error Feedback and Consolidation. The workshop facilitator will be Dr. Ben Hartwig, a senior facilitator specialized in change management with a focus on resilience, effective communication, and leadership. His drama and improv-based training approach creates a fun and immersive workshop experience. Please visit here for more information.

Career Panel : Paths to academia, industry, communication, and services

Wondering what your next career step will be? Join our four panelists for a candid discussion as they retrace their career paths into academia, industry, science communication, and core services. Following will be a moderated Q and A session to help you get where you want to be.

Keynote Speaker

Invited Speakers

Suzanne Angeli, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

University of Maine

Kristopher Burkewitz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University

Jeremy Van Raamsdonk, Ph.D. Principal Investigator

McGill University

Hani Zaher, Ph.D. Principal Investigator

Washington University in St. Louis

Halyna Shcherbata, MD MD

Hannover Medical School

Benjamin Hartwig, Ph.D. Founder

Neuroblitz

Organizers

Jarod Rollins, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

MDI Biological Laboratory

Aric Rogers, Ph.D. Associate Professor

MDI Biological Laboratory

Iain Drummond, Ph.D. Professor

MDI Biological Laboratory

Registration Fees

Faculty and Industry Professional: $250

Student: $50

Attendee housing is in our standard dormitories. A single occupancy room with shared bath is $155.00/night. A double occupancy room with shared bath is $100.00/night. Rooms are not like hotels, there is no coffee maker, no microwave, no TV. However there is robust wifi and free parking, and a volleyball/badminton court. We also have two free electric vehicle charging stations.

Food and Beverage are only provided according to the symposium schedule and are included in your symposium registration fee.

On-campus housing is available on a first come, first served basis. Limited travel support is also available for event registrants. Priority will be given to those who submit abstracts to the program, as well as early career scientists and trainees.

Schedule

Friday, Aug 12th
5 PM – 7 PM Check in
7 PM – 8 PM Keynote Talk – Rozalyn Anderson, Ph.D.
8 PM – 9:30 PM Reception
Saturday, Aug 13th
8 AM – 9 AM Continental breakfast
9 AM – 10:30 AM Session : Gene expression and RNA metabolism
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Refreshments
10:45 AM – 12:30 PM Session : Proteostasis
12:30 PM – 1 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Workshop: Building Personal Resilience as a Scientist – 1 of 2
2:30 PM – 4:45 PM Session : Organelle Stress Response
5 PM – 6 PM Career Panel : Paths to academia, industry, communication, and service core
6 PM- 7 PM Banquet
Sunday, Aug 14th
8 AM – 9 AM Continental breakfast
9 AM  – 12 PM Session : Cellular Plasticity and Metabolic Resilance
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Refreshments
12 PM – 12:30 PM Closing remarks and Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Workshop: Building Personal Resilience as a Scientist – 2 of 2

Funding

This conference is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging (R13AG069520).