2017 Conference

2017 Conference
Preconditioning in Biology and Medicine Mechanisms and Translational Research
April 18 – 19,  2017


2017 Conference Photos


Plenary Session Introduction
James Giordano

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Email: james.giordano@georgetown.edu

Plenary Speaker

Hormetins as Drugs for Healthy Aging
Suresh Rattan

Laboratory of Cellular Ageing
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Aarhus University, Denmark

Email: rattan@mbg.au.dk


Plenary Speaker

H2S-Based Anti-inflammatory Drugs: Lost and Found in Translation
John Wallace

University of Calgary and Antibe Therapeutics
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Email: wallacej@ucalgary.ca


Session I: Preconditioning in Cardiology Applications

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning: from Bench to Bedside
Robert A. Kloner

Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Pasadena, CA
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Email: kloner@hmri.org


Ischaemic Preconditioning To Enhance Sport Performance: Waste of Time or No Time to Waste?
Dick H.J. Thijssen

Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Science
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, UK
Department of Physiology
Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Email: D.Thijssen@ljmu.ac.uk


Glutamate Dehydrogenase Is the Source of Signaling ROS Activating Cardioprotective Signaling Pathways during Ischemic Pre-Conditioning
James N. Weiss

Division of Cardiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Email: jweiss@mednet.ulca.edu


Session II: Preconditioning in Neurological Applications

Adaptive Preconditioning in Neurological Diseases – Therapeutic Insights from Proteostatic Perturbations
Bertrand Mollereau

Laboratory of Biology and Modelling of the Cell
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Email: bertrand.mollereau@ens-lyon.fr


Ischemic Preconditioning: Mechanisms of Neuroprotection
Miguel A. Perez-Pinzon

Cerebral Vascular Disease Research Laboratories – Neuroscience Program
Department of Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Email: perezpinzon@med.miami.edu


Dose-Dependent Neurocognitive Effects of Transcranial Infrared Laser Stimulation
Francisco Gonzalez-Lima

Departments of Psychology, Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Email: gonzalezlima@utexas.edu


Diet-Induced Metabolic Preconditioning of Brain Function and Plasticity through Epigenetics
Fernando Gomez-Pinilla

Integrative Biology & Physiology and Neurosurgery
UCLA Medical School
Los Angeles, CA

Email: fgomezpi@ucla.edu


Exercise is Beneficial in Models of Retinal Disease
Jeffrey H. Boatright

The Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation
Atlanta VA Medical Center
Atlanta, GA
Department of Ophthalmology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Email: jboatri@emory.edu


Session III: General Biomedical Implications of Preconditioning

Role of Amino Acid Sensing and Hydrogen Sulfide in the Pro-Angiogenic Response to Ischemia
Abhirup Das

Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, MA
University of New South Wales
Kensington, New South Wales, AU

Email: Abhirup_Das@hms.harvard.edu


Does Energetic Stress Activate Mechanisms of Proteostatic Maintenance and Slowed Aging?
Kayrn L. Hamilton

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Email: Karyn.Hamilton@ColoState.EDU



Carbon Monoxide-Releasing Molecules (CORMs) as Novel Anti-Obesity Drugs
David E. Stec

University of Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Email: dstec@umc.edu


Stem Cells-Based Therapy for Ischemic Stroke
Kunlin Jin

Institute for Healthy Aging
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX

Email: Kunlin.Jin@unthsc.edu


Advancing Environmental Enrichment as a Pre-Clinical Model of Neurorehabilitation
Anthony Kline

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Email: klinae@upmc.edu


The Repeated Bout Effect in Exercise
Ken Kazunori Nosaka

Edith Cowan University
Joondalup, Australia

Email: k.nosaka@ecu.edu.au


Session IV: Environmental Implications of Preconditioning

The Role of Excitation Events in Low Dose Radiobiology
Carmel Mothersill

McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Email: mothers@mcmaster.ca


Low-Dose Dose-Response for In Vitro Nrf2-ARE Activation in Human Liver HepG2 Cells
Kenneth Bogen

Exponent, Inc.
Oakland, CA

Email: kbogen@exponent.com


Conference In Perspective

Colin Seymour

McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Email: seymouc@mcmaster.ca



2017 Outstanding Career Achievement: Suresh Rattan 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement: Suresh RattanSuresh Rattan, Ph.D., D.Sc. heads the Laboratory of Cellular Ageing, at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the recipient of the Lord Cohen Medal in Gerontology from the British Society for Research on Ageing, an Honorary Doctorate from the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, and is the present Chairman ...

2017 Outstanding Career Achievement: Walter J. Kozumbo 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement: Walter J. KozumboWalter J. Kozumbo, Ph.D., After graduating from Princeton University (AB, 1967), Walt taught science and coached sports for nearly a decade at the Gilman School, Baltimore, MD.  During this time, he earned a Master’s degree in biology from Purdue University (MS, 1972) and another in Liberal Arts (MLA, 1976) from Johns Hopkins University.  Excited by ...

2017 Outstanding Career Achievement: Christopher Thome 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement: Christopher Thome Christopher Thome, Ph.D.,  After receiving a bachelor of medical sciences degree from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Thome went on to study at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he received a master’s degree in health and radiation physics and a PhD in medical physics, under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Boreham. Currently, Dr. ...