Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Lyceum Society is comprised of the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 am; Brief-Brief: 12:00pm; Lecture & Discussion: 1pm to 3 pm.
CURRENT THEORIES OF AGING - PART 3
Telomeres, Signaling Pathways & Memory
Arline Cohn, PhD
Signaling pathways involve a series of downstream proteins that regulate the production of more downstream proteins, including transcription factors, ultimately leading to altered gene expression. Sirtuins and TOR are two such signaling pathways.
In this talk I will attempt to answer 4 questions:
1. What is the connection between shortened telomeres and aging?
2. What is new in sirtuins?
3. What is TOR and how does it relate to aging?
4. Are there any new experimental findings regarding memory?
There will be a handout that includes copies of the slides & a glossary.
Dr. Arline Cohn is Professor Emeritus of Biology at York College, CUNY (immunology, histology, anatomy & physiology, biology of aging). Her MA (Physiology) is from Hunter, her PhD (Anatomy) from Downstate Medical Center, SUNY, 1971. Among her numerous honors are awards from Rockefeller University and a Presidential Research Award from York College. She has been consultant for several NIH programs, such as the Experimental Immunology Study Section. She has authored or co-authored innumerable articles in such publications as J. Immunology Methods, Clinical Exper. Immunology, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Immunology Today -- many supported by CUNY, PSC, and NIH.
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