University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)


The Mitochondria, Aging, and Metabolism half day retreat is hosted by the Basic Biology of Aging Work Group at the University of Pittsburgh. It is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 from 11:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and will be held at The University Club located in Oakland. This retreat serves as a forum to bring together a collaborative community of scientists for the exchange of knowledge and research resources to investigate the basic biology of aging and age-related diseases.

The event will feature keynote speaker, Julie Andersen, PhD, from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. The title of her talk will be: “Brain Aging and Cellular Senescence.” The retreat will also highlight research resources on campus including banked tissue samples, biological imaging, innovative techniques in aging and mitochondria research, as well as other important resources from our collaborating partners: the UPMC Aging Institute, the Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Center, and the Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine. Short research summaries of the funded Basic Biology of Aging pilot grant projects will also be featured. Finally, an announcement of 2015-2016 BBA pilot funding opportunities will be made.

We anticipate this retreat program will be very interactive and lead to a wealth of knowledge and resources that will spur collaborative aging research. Registration for this retreat is free.