Oklahoma GeroScience Symposium ​2020 IS CANCELED.

​Following escalating concerns and encouraged preemptive measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Oklahoma GeroScience Symposium.  Thank you for your interest in the symposium and we urge you to stay safe and informed.

The Role of Proteostasis in Aging & Age-Related Diseases


May 6, 2020

08:30 am



Nicholson Conference Center at OK Health Center Campus

​Fifth Floor

​940 NE 13th St., Suite 5900, Oklahoma City 73104


The 2020 Oklahoma GeroScience Symposium theme includes the impacts of a number of factors on pathways of proteostasis and the role proteostasis has on age-related diseases from experts across the nation from New York to California.

Oklahoma GeroScience Symposium

Keynote Speaker

Peter Walter, Ph.D.

Professor and Howard Hughes Investigator

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of California, San Francisco

The Role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Maintaining Cellular Homeostasis in Age-Related Diseases.

Featured Speakers

Pathways of Proteostasis

Richard Morimoto, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biosciences

Northwestern University

​The Biology of Proteostasis in Aging and Disease

Ursula Jakob, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

University of Michigan

​Developmental ROS Individualizes Organismal Stress Resistance and Lifespan

Rong Li., Ph.D.

Professor of Cell Biology

Johns Hopkins University

The Role of Mitochondrial-Mediated Proteostasis in the Dissolution of Misfolded Cytosolic Proteins

Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

Member, Aging & Metabolism Program

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Protein Synthesis and Breakdown as Energetically Sensitive Modulators of Proteostasis

David Walker, Ph.D.

Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology

University of California at Los Angeles 

Interventions that Induce Mitophagy Improve Proteostasis and Prolong Healthspan

Role of Protestasis in Age-Related Diseases

Ana Maria Cuervo, Ph.D.

Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Selective Autophagy as a Potential Target for Age-related  Disorders

Jian Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Member

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

​Germline-Specific Roles of HSF1 and its Regulation in Reproductive Longevity

Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine

University of Michigan

The Unfolding Story of Proinsulin

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