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2023 DRC Retreat

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

9 AM - 3:30 PM

Keynote Speaker

Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD

Developmental & Molecular Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Professor of Medicine

"Selective autophagy: key for a long healthy life"


  Opening Address                                                        

  9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction - DRC Director Dr. Alan Saltiel

  9:10 AM E. Dale Abel, MBBS, PhD

               Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Biomedical engineering – UCLA

               “Mitochondrial Dynamics and Cardiometabolic Disease”

  2023 Pilot and Feasibility Awardee Talks                 

  10:10 AM Vala Hamidi, M.D

                 Assistant Clinical Professor – UCSD Health

                “The effect of Mirabegron on ADRB3 expression in subcutaneous white adipose tissue in humans”

  10:30 AM Matthew Wortham, PhD 

                 Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics – UCLA


10:50 AM Coffee Break 

11:00 AM Panel Discussion

               Sustaining an Academic Career: Moderator Alan Saltiel

 12:00 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Yuyliya Skorobogatko, PhD

                  Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Medicine – UCSD

                 “GTPAse RalA regulates nutrient transporters in adipose tissue”

1:50 PM Francesca Telese, PhD

                Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - UCSD

“The effect of dietary withdrawal on histone dopaminylation in the brain”

  Keynote Address                                                                

  2:30 PM Introduction: Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD

                 Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD

Developmental & Molecular Biology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

               “Selective autophagey: key for a long healthy life”

  3:30 PM Posters and Reception