Oklahoma Geroscience & Gero-OncologySymposium 2023

  • Day 1: Geroscience - April 3, 2023

  • Day 2: Gero-Oncology - April 4, 2023

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Oklahoma Geroscience Symposium 2023

Cell non-autonomous mechanisms of aging: Crosstalk between the periphery and the brain


April 3, 2023

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CST


Hybrid Format Conference in Oklahoma City

Nicholson Tower (OUHSC), Nicholson Conference Center

1000 NE 13th Street, Suite 5700, OKC, OK 73104

Zoom link will be emailed to Out-of-State Registrants on March 31, 2023


Henriette van Praag, Ph.D.

Florida Atlantic Univerity

The role of muscle in the effects of exercise

on memory function


Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Hypothalamic control of systemic aging"


Han Seok Ko, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

"Propagation of pathogenic a-synuclein from gut to the brain in Parkinson's disease"


Sangram Sisodia, Ph.D.

The University of Chicago

"The role of the gut microbiome in modulation of Aß amyloidosis and microglial function in mouse models"


Fabio Demontis, Ph.D.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

"Muscle-to-brain signaling via myokines and myometabolites"


Shannon Macauley-Rambach, Ph.D.

Wake Forest School of Medicine

"The interaction between peripheral metabolism, brain metabolism, and sleep in AD"


Stacy Hussong, Ph.D.

Oklahoma City VA Medical Center and OUHSC

"Neuronal mTORC1 signaling regulates peripheral metabolism"


Sreemathi Logan, Ph.D.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

"Central and peripheral metabolic outcomes of IGF-1 in cognitive aging"


Danielle Bruns, Ph.D.

University of Wyoming

"Tissue-specific protein turnover in right heart failure"



Marissa Schafer, Ph.D.

Mayo Clinic

"Cell senescence is a feature and modulator of the aged brain immune cell landscape"


Abbi Hernandez, Ph.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

"The gut microbiome as a therapeutic target for cognitive aging and AD"



  • Dr. Amanda Boyce (NIA), Health Scientist Administrator
    Division of Aging Biology
  • Dr. Christy Carter (NIA), Health Scientist Administrator
    Division of Aging Biology
  • Dr. Viviana Perez (Hevolution), Vice President
    Geroscience Division

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