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Scientific Symposium: Celebrating 20 Years of the Tontonoz Lab

Date & Time: Aug 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: NRB 132


Scientific Symposium:


 Friday, August 23, 2019 | NRB Auditorium 132


9:30 am              Coffee


10:00 am            Opening Remarks

10:05 am            Sean Joseph, Ph.D.

10:10 am            Bryan Laffitte, Ph.D. and Robert Walczak, Ph.D.

“NASH, a paradise destination for nuclear receptor ligands

10:30 am           Liming Pei, Ph.D.

 “Cardiac endocrinology: heart-derived hormones in physiology and disease”

10:50 am            Mingyi Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

                           “Hematological complications following gastric bypass surgery: more than just malnutrition”

11:10 am            Antonio Castrillo, Ph.D.

  “LXRalpha and the transcriptional regulation of macrophage heterogeneity”

11:30 am            Ayaka Ito, Ph.D.

 “Cellular lipid metabolism in autoimmunity”

11:50 am            Steve Bensinger, V.M.D., Ph.D.

                          “A story about Cholesterol, Inflammation and Peter... not necessarily in that order


12pm                  Lunch Break


1:30 pm             Claudio Villanueva, Ph.D.

“Adipose-Liver crosstalk and adaptive thermogenesis”

1:45 pm              Prashant Rajbhandari, Ph.D.

 “High-Resolution Single Adipocyte Transcriptomic Mapping of Fat from Mice”

2:00 pm              Tamer Sallam, M.D., Ph.D.

 “Epigenetic Mechanisms in Lipid Metabolism”

2:15 pm              Christina Priest, Ph.D.

  “A brief history of ubiquitin ligases and metabolism”

2:30 pm              Jie Gao, Ph.D.

 “Brain lipid metabolism and signaling in Alzheimer’s disease”

2:45 pm              Jaspreet Sandhu, Ph.D.

                          “The Aster Proteins: Key Mediators of Plasma Membrane to ER Cholesterol Transport”

3:00 pm              Closing Remarks

3:10 pm              Peter Tontonoz, M.D., Ph.D.


3:30 pm             Toast and Reception

                            NRB Lobby



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