Symposium

Thank you to everyone who attended the Sixth Annual Lipids@Wayne Symposium - Focus on the Future on May 7, 2019.

 

Oral Presentation Winner

Abir Mukherjee, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Targeting altered lipid metabolism against ovarian cancer metastasis"

Poster Winners

First place

 Jiajia Ji, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
"Cardiolipin-deficient cells require NAD generated by fermentation"

Second Place

 Tyler Cobb, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
"Sestrin, a novel target in the mTOR pathway that extends health span and mobility"

Third Place

 Kia Peters, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Ontario, Canada 
"Vitamin D intervention does not improve vascular regeneration in diet-induced obese male mice with peripheral ischemia"

 

Event Schedule 

9:00 – 9:40 AM              Registration, Poster Setup, and Coffee

9:40 – 10:00 AM            Welcome and Introductions

Christian Reynolds, Ph.D.Department of Emergency Medicine, WSU – Lead Organizer 

10:00 AM -12:30 PM      Trainee Presentations (20 min / talk)

Robert J. Wessells, Ph.D.,Department of Physiology, WSU– Session Chair

Michelle Giedt, Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Defining the interplay of prostaglandins, lipid droplets, and actin remodeling

Hao Wang, Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research, Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research, Jupiter, FL,Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) shuttles cholesterol in and out of neurons to tightly regulate the ratio of amyloid precursor protein hydrolysis by α- and β-secretases and lipid raft disruption

Melissa Pergande,Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL,Lipidomic analysis reveals altered fatty acid metabolism in the liver of the symptomatic Niemann-Pick, type C1 mouse model

Abir Mukherjee, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Targeting altered lipid metabolism against ovarian cancer metastasis

Michael Salsaa, Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Cardiolipin-deficient cells depend on anaplerotic pathways to ameliorate defective TCA cycle function

Timothy Bryson, Physiology, Wayne State University & Internal Medicine, Hypertension and Vascular Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI,Prostaglandin E2 and an EP4 receptor agonist inhibit LPS-induced monocyte chemotactic protein 5 production and secretion in mouse cardiac fibroblasts via Akt and NF-κB Signaling

Guodong Pan, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 mutation aggravates obesity related bone disorders in leptin receptor mutant mice

Alexander Yang, Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI,Balancing the fat:  Dynamic interactions of ABHD5 with PNPLA3 in the regulation of triacylglycerol metabolism

12:30 – 2:30 PM          Lunch and Poster Discussions

2:30 – 3:30 PM            Keynote Lecture

Todd Leff, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Student Career Development, WSU – Introduction

Karen Reue, Ph.D.,Professor, Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA,Viewing obesity and drug-induced diabetes through the lens of sex differences

3:30 – 4:00 PM           Coffee Break     

4:00 – 4:45 PM           Panel Discussion

Focus on the Future: Career Discussion on Lipids Research  

Robert J. Wessells, Ph.D.,Department of Physiology, WSU– Session Chair and Moderator 

Paul Kennedy, Ph.D., Director of Analytical Chemistry, Cayman Chemical Co.

Karen Reue, Ph.D.,Professor, Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

4:45 – 5:00 PM           Awards and Closing Remarks

Christopher V. Kelly, Ph.D.,Department of Physics, WSU– Session Chair

 

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