San Diego Nathan Shock Center 2023 Symposium

Tackling the Heterogeneity of Aging
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Date and time

March 22, 2023

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT


Salk Auditorium

10010 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037



Registration Deadline: March 13, 2023

The San Diego Nathan Shock Center is pleased to announce its inaugural Symposium on The Heterogeneity of Aging.

The exciting day will feature exceptional scientists in the aging field, presentations from previous Pilot Grant Awardees, and opportunities to learn more about the SD-NSC Research Resource Cores, Research Development Core, and the upcoming 2023 Pilot Grant Call.



Rafael de Cabo, Ph.D.
Chief of the Translational Gerontology Branch
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health

Bérénice Benayoun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Gerontology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
USC Leonard Davis

Rozalyn Anderson, Ph.D.
Medicine & Director of Metabolism of Aging Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Yu Xin (Will) Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Center for Genetic Disorders and Aging Research
Sanford Burnham Prebys

Michael Snyder, Ph.D.
Professor, Genetics
Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine

2023 Symposium on the Heterogeneity of Aging – Hybrid Event

9:00 AM Opening remarks and Center updates
9:20 AM Rafael de Cabo, NIH / National Institute on Aging
The Longitudinal Study on Aging in Mice; A Look into Heterogeneity
9:55 AM Berenice Benayoun, University of Southern California
Sex-specific remodeling of murine macrophages during aging
10:30 AM Morning break
10:45 AM Rozalyn Anderson, University of Wisconsin
Metabolism of Aging in Monkeys and Mice
11:20 AM Leena Bharath, Assistant Professor, Merrimack College
SD-NSC Pilot grant awardee – Human T Cell Inflammation in Aging
11:40 AM Chiara Nicoletti, Postdoctoral fellow, Sanford Burnham Prebys, SD-NSC Pilot grant awardee
Extracellular vesicles as target for interventions toward countering disease-associated features of aging in a mouse model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
12:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM Xu Zhang, Research Associate, Mayo Clinic, SD-NSC Pilot grant awardee
The dynamics and heterogeneity of cell fates during cellular senescence
1:20 PM Gargi Mahapatra, Postdoctoral fellow, Wake Forest School of Medicine, SD-NSC Pilot grant awardee
Identifying Mediators of Bioenergetic Decline in Peripheral Cells of Older Adults Across a Spectrum of Cognitive Abilities
1:40 PM Will Wang, Sanford Burnham Prebys
Spatial-omic revelations in skeletal muscle regeneration and aging
2:15 PM Afternoon break
2:25 PM Michael Snyder, Stanford University
Remote health monitoring using microsampling and wearables
3:00 PM Pilot grant program consultation session
Ongoing SD-NSC pilot projects consultation – in person, 2022 awardees only
3:30 PM Mentorship meetings – in person, 2022 awardees and mentors only
4:00 PM Networking happy hour – in person only