University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Overview

The Fourth Regional Translational Research in Mitochondria, Aging, and Disease Symposium was held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first keynote address featured Douglas C. Wallace, PhD, from the University of Pennsylvania discussing, “Inherited Mitochondrial DNA Variants Can Affect Complement, Inflammation and Apoptosis Pathways: Insights Into Mitochondrial–nuclear Interactions.” The second keynote address featured Peter S. Rabinovitch, MD, PhD from the University of Washington discussing “Extending Cardiac Healthspan by Enhancing Mitochondrial Function”. Ann Gibbons from Pittsburgh and Science Magazine gave a special lecture on “Denisovans, Neanderthal, and Us: Diets and Oxygen and More”.

The conference was supported by: UPCI Hillman Cancer Center, the Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine, The Mitochondrial, Aging, and Metabolism Working Group, the Eberly College of Penn State University, and the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (Charles A. Mohan, Jr.)

Program Directors: Michael T. Lotze, MD, Sruti Shiva, PhD, & Douglas C. Wallace, PhD

Organized By: Michael T. Lotze, MD; Sruti Shiva, PhD, & Douglas C. Wallace, PhD in conjunction with Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD & Bennett Van Houten, PhD