Recommended Readings: Sean Curran, PhD. Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday Lecture Series

Paradoxes of Immortality: Surprising roles for Essential Genes in Regulating Lifespan

Sean Curran, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Deptartment of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General

Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Monday, September 21, 2009

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

(Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Second Floor, Welch Hall

Recommended Articles:

Karpac J, Jasper H.  2009.   Insulin and JNK: optimizing metabolic homeostasis and lifespan.    TRENDS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM 20( 3): 100-106 Request copy from Markus Library.

Vellai T.  2009. Autophagy genes and ageing. CELL DEATH AND DIFFERENTIATION 16(1): 94-102

Evans EA, Chen WC, Tan MW. 2008.  The DAF-2 insulin-like signaling pathway independently regulates aging and immunity in C-elegans.   AGING CELL 7(6): 879-893 Request copy from Markus Library.

Li J, Ebata A, Dong YQ, et al.  2008.  Caenorhabditis elegans HCF-1 functions in longevity maintenance as a DAF-16 regulator. PLOS BIOLOGY 6(9): 1870-1886

Salminen A, Ojala J, Huuskonen J. et al.   2008.    Interaction of aging-associated signaling cascades: Inhibition of NF-kappa B signaling by longevity factors FoxOs and SIRT1CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES 65 (7-8):1049-1058 Request copy from Markus Library

Greer EL, Brunet A   2008.  Signaling networks in aging. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE 121(4):407-412

Curran SP, Ruvkun G.  2007. Lifespan regulation by evolutionarily conserved genes essential for viability.   PLOS GENETICS 3(4): e56

Pletcher SD, Kabil H, Partridge L. 2007.  Chemical complexity and the genetics of aging. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECOLOGY EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATICS 38: 299-326

Recommended Readings: Anne Brunet, Ph.D.

Special Seminar Series

Evolution, Ecology & Developmental Biology

Mechanisms of stem cell maintenance during aging

Anne Brunet, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine 

3:45 pm – Refreshments

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Lecture

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Welch Hall, 2nd Floor

Recommended Readings:

Carter, M. E., and A. Brunet. 2007. FOXO transcription factors. Current Biology. 17(4):R113-R114.

Greer, E. L., and A. Brunet. 2008. Signaling networks in aging. Journal of Cell Science. 121(4):407-412.

Calnan, D. R., and A. Brunet. 2008. The FoxO code. Oncogene. 27(16):2276-2288.

Salih, D. A., and A. Brunet. 2008. FoxO transcription factors in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis during aging. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 20(2)126-136.

Greer, E. L., P. R. Oskoui, M. R. Banko, J. M. Maniar, M. P. Gygi, S. P. Gygi, and A. Brunet. 2007. The energy sensor AMP-activated protein kinase directly regulates the mammalian FOXO3 transcription factor. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282(41)30107-30119.

Maiese, K., Z. C. Zhao, and C. S. Yan. 2007. “Sly as a FOXO”: New paths with forkhead signaling in the brain. Current Neurovascular Research. 4(4)295-302.
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