2013 - Metabolism: From Molecules to Behavior

Basic research on biochemistry, physiology, genetics and cell biology has revealed critical roles for metabolism in most areas of biology and medicine and has begun to identify new drug targets to treat disease. The importance of metabolism to cancer, obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance, aging and longevity, and food intake will be discussed in this symposium by leaders in the field.

 

Friday, September 27, 2013

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Farkas Auditorium

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Ave., New York, NY

The 2013 Skirball Symposium is open to the public. Registration is not required.

 

PROGRAM

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast - Outside Farkas Hall

9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Ruth Lehmann, PhD, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, Director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine, HHMI

9:15 AM

Exploring SCAP: Sensor of Sterols, Transporter of SREBPs, and Regulator of Lipid Synthesis
Ochoa Lecture *
Joseph L. Goldstein, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, HHMI
Board of Trustees

10:00 AM

Cellular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance: Implications for
Obesity, Lipodystrophy and Type 2 Diabetes

Gerald I. Schulman, MD, PhD, Yale University

10:45 AM

Coffee Break - Outside Farkas Hall

11:05 AM

Novel Links between Autophagy Genes and Metabolism
Beth Levine, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, HHMI

11:50 AM

Endocrine Signaling Pathways Involved in Organ Communication: A Drosophila Perspective
Norbert Perrimon, PhD, Harvard Medical School, HHMI

12:35 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM

Altered Metabolism in Cancer Cells
Lewis Cantley, PhD, The Cancer Center At Weill Cornell Medical
College

2:45 PM

Regulation of Growth by the mTOR Pathway
David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, Whitehead Institute, MIT, HHMI

3:30 PM

Epigenetic and Metabolic Regulation of Aging
Anne Brunet, PhD, Stanford University

4:15 PM

Deconstruction of Neural Circuits for Hunger
Scott Sternson, PhD, Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI

5:00 PM

Closing
Ruth Lehmann, PhD, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, Director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine, HHMI

* The Severo Ochoa lectureship was established by Drs. Bernard Levine and Joseph Schlessinger in 1998 to honor Severo Ochoa, Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and then of Biochemistry at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Ochoa shared the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Arthur Kornberg of Stanford University for unraveling the mechanisms of the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid.

 

The 2013 Skirball Institute 14th Annual Symposium is organized by Jane Hubbard, Edward Skolnik, Greg Suh, and Da-Neng Wang

Direct all inquiries to Laura E. Rivera 212-263-3289