The 5th Annual Sleep & Circadian Science Research Day

Thursday, November 21, 2019

University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland

This event is open to all faculty, trainees, and students at the University of Pittsburgh, and other local universities who are interested in sleep and circadian research.
Call for AbstractsRegistration

The David J. Kupfer Keynote Presentation

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetic & Development

Columbia University Medical Center

Tired and Stressed:  The impact of sleep and circadian regulation on oxidative stress and lifespan”

Using Drosophila, we will show that one function of sleep is defense against acute oxidative stress and one function of circadian regulation is modulation of basal oxidative stress.  Both of these conserved functions contribute to protect the organism against disease and aging.

Schedule of Activities

All activities will take place at the University Club

 

9:00 am – 9:40 am
Ballroom A

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:40 am – 9:45 am
Ballroom B

Welcoming Remarks

 

Introduction:

Adriane Soehner, PhDAssistant Professor of Psychiatry

9:45 am – 11:00 am
Ballroom B

Morning Symposium:

Determinants of Sleep & Physical Health Symposium

 

Chair:

Marissa Bowman, MS

 

Panelists:

Osea Giuntella, PhD

Rebecca Thurston, PhD

Sanjay Patel, MD, MS

 

Discussant:

Martica Hall, PhD

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ballroom Lobby

Coffee & Tea Break

Exhibitor Session

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ballroom B

David J. Kupfer Keynote Lecture

 

Keynote

Speaker:

Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics & Development

Columbia University Medical Center

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Ballroom A

Buffet Lunch & Exhibitor Session

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Ballroom B

Afternoon Symposium:

Sleep, circadian rhythms, and mental health

 

Chair:

Colleen McClung, PhD

 

Panelists:

Zach Freyberg, MD, PhD

Yanhua Huang, PhD

Peter Franzen, PhD

 

Discussant:

Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Ballroom Lobby

Coffee & Tea Break

Exhibitor Session

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ballroom B

Data Blitz

 

Chair:

Marquis Hawkins, PhD

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ballroom B

Networking Reception & Poster Session

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Ballroom B

Awards & Closing Remarks

 

Presenter:

Adriane Soehner, PhD

Abstract Deadline

September 30, 2019

Continuing Education Credits may be available.