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  • Events 

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science: Gut-Brain Interaction

    Speakers: Premysl Bercik (McMaster University Medical Centre), John F Cryan (University College Cork), Ted Dinan (University College Cork), Emeran Mayer (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Vassilis Pachnis, MD (The Francis Crick Institute), Robert Yolken (John Hopkins School of Medicine)

    The gut microbiome is emerging as an important regulator of brain development, brain health, and disease. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on CNS health.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Neuronal Connectivity in Brain Function and Disease: Novel Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets

    Speakers: Wenbiao Gan (NYU Langone Medical Center), Bruce McEwen (Rockefeller University), Eric Nestler (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Amy Robinson (MIT), Bernardo Sabatini (Harvard Medical School), David Sulzer (Columbia University Medical Center)

    Mapping neuronal circuitry provides important insight into mammalian health and disease. This symposium will discuss emerging tools and novel findings that address this important goal.

    April 13 - 14, 2016

    Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit

    Speakers: Domenico Accili (Columbia University), Timothy Ahles (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Kathryn Anastos (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), James Becker (University of Pittsburgh), Caroline Blaum (New York University), Judith Campisi (Buck Institute for Research on Aging), Harvey J. Cohen (Duke University), Steven Deeks (AIDS Research Institute; University of California, San Francisco), Wendy Demark-Wahnefried (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Elissa Epel (University of California, San Francisco), Kristine Erlandson (University of Colorado), Claudia Gravekamp (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jeffrey Halter (University of Michigan), Kevin High (Wake Forest University), Peter Hunt (University of California, San Francisco), Arti Hurria (City of Hope National Medical Center), Beth Jamieson (University of California, Los Angeles), C. Ronald Kahn (Joslin Diabetes Center), Balakuntalam Kasinath (Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies; University of Texas Health Science Center), Gretchen Neigh (Emory University), Rosario Scalia (Temple University), Jan van Deursen (Mayo Clinic)

    Explore how chronic diseases — specifically HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer — can affect the seven mechanistic pillars of aging.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    MicroRNAs: A Gene Silencing Mechanism with Therapeutic Implications

    Keynote Speaker: David Bartel (Whitehead/MIT/HHMI)
    Speakers: Paul Grint (Regulus Therapeutics), David S Hong (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ), Daniel J Siegwart (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Frank Slack (BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School), James W Welsh (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    miRNAs play critical roles in regulating gene expression. This symposium will present up-to-date basic, translational, and clinical research addressing the biology of miRNA and their promise as a therapeutic target.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Emerging Paradigms in Drug Discovery & Chemical Biology

    Speakers: Marcus Bantscheff (Cellzome/GSK), Benjamin F Cravatt (The Scripps Research Institute), Craig Crews (Yale University), Howard Hang (The Rockefeller University), Ruth Nussinov (National Cancer Institute), Brian Raymer (Pfizer), Bryan Roth (University of North Carolina), Eranthie Weerapana (Boston College)

    Chemical Biology is changing the face of drug discovery. This symposium will highlight recent developments in the field, featuring examples from neurobiology and cancer, the ubiquitin proteasome system, GPCRs, and protein lipidation.

  • Past Events

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Cultivating Character: The Art of Living

    Featuring: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Philosopher of science Philip Kitcher joins Humean philosopher Valerie Tiberius and distinguished psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett to explore the role of wisdom in the interplay between positive emotions, virtues, and character.
     
    This event is sold out.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice & Human Nature

    This Event is Sold Out

    Featuring Heather Berlin (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital), Christian Miller (Wake Forest University), Michael Shermer (Chapman University), and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Is a basic model of human nature necessary to navigate the good life? Philosophers Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian Miller, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and science writer Michael Shermer examine our moral ecology and its influence on assumptions about human nature.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM

    GLP-1 Treatment for Diabetes and Beyond

    Speakers: David D'Alessio (Duke University), Richard DiMarchi (Indiana University), Jean-Philippe Fortin (Pfizer Global), Keld Fosgerau (Zealand Pharma A/S), Matthew R. Hayes (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), George G. Holz (State University of New York), Beat Jucker (GlaxoSmithKline), Dong Seok Kim (National Institute on Aging / Peptron Inc), Lotte Bjerre Knudsen (Novo Nordisk), Patrick M. Sexton (Monash University), Konrad Talbot (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)

    GLP-1 receptor agonists have improved treatment options in type 2 diabetes, although realizing their promise in other areas remains challenging. This symposium highlights preclinical and clinical breakthroughs and opportunities for drug development.

    Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Current Evidence on Non-caloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

    Organizers: Robert Martone (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores tau-related mechanisms of neurodegeneration and emerging therapeutic strategies focused on tau.

    eBriefing

    Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International Inc.), John Glendinning (Barnard College), and Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This eBriefing examines the current research on noncaloric sweeteners, particularly studies assessing how the compounds affect weight management and health.

    Annals

    The Year in Evolutionary Biology

    Edited by Timothy A. Mousseau (University of South Carolina) and Charles W. Fox (University of Kentucky)

    The seventh installment of this Annals series presents scholarly reviews on current topics in evolutionary biology.

    Volume 1360

    Annals

    The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by Michael B. Miller (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Alan Kingstone (University of British Columbia)

    The eighth installment of this Annals series presents review articles on recent developments in cognitive neuroscience research.

    Volume 1359