2021 Virtual Symposium

A meeting report for the 2nd annual MAC symposium, authored by the presenters, is now published in the Journals of Gerontology: series A – read it on PubMed here.

The 2nd annual MAC symposium was held virtually via Zoom, on Thursday, February 18th, 2021. Thank you to all of the presenters!

12pm-12:10pm:    Welcome Address (Roz Anderson, PhD, University of Wisconsin)

12:10pm-1:10pm: Keynote: “Beyond the Calorie: Restricting specific dietary macronutrients to promote health and longevity.” (Dudley Lamming, PhD, University of Wisconsin)

1:10pm-1:30pm:   “Senescence Biomarkers as Determinants of Late-life Health and Function.” (Davis Englund, PhD, Mayo Clinic)

1:30pm -1:50pm: “Maternal Serotonin Protects Future Progeny from Thermal Stress by Modulating Histone Occupancy in Germ Cells.” (Srijit Das, PhD University of Iowa)

1:50pm -2:10pm: “Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A is Required for Alveolar Macrophage Development.” (Mariana Herrerias, PhD, Northwestern University)

5-minute break

2:15pm-2:35pm: “An Aged Immune System Drives Senescence and Aging of Solid Organs.” (Matt Yousefzadeh, PhD, University of Minnesota)

2:35pm-2:55pm: “Dysfunction of Microglial Proteostasis Drive Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Decline Following Pneumonia.” (Rogan Grant, Northwestern University)

2:55pm-3:15pm:  Caloric Restriction Induces Unique Transcriptional Responses Between Adipose Depots in Rhesus Monkeys.” (Josef Clark, PhD, University of Wisconsin)

3:35pm-3:55pm: “Human Aging: What We Can Learn from the Elephant.” (Daniella Chusyd, PhD, Indiana University)

3:55pm-4:15pm: “Peroxisomal Dysfunction Disrupt Mitochondrial Dynamics Through mTORC2.” (Peiduo Liu, Iowa State University)

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