Brown Bag Seminars

UPCOMING SEMINARS

  

The Columbia Aging Center Brown Bag Series presents current theory and research on aging across many disciplines. For example, the Columbia Aging Center has showcased an ongoing series to highlight Columbia’s expertise in the basic biology of aging. But is there just one biology of aging? Entitled “BIOLOGIES” OF AGING?, the Columbia Aging Center series has featured a variety of biology of aging events across Columbia’s campuses (scroll down for more information).

In general, our brown bag talks are informal 90-minute meetings, to which participants are invited to bring lunch. The meetings consist of informal 40-minute presentations given by Columbia University and guest researchers and in some cases with a discussant, followed by general Q&A session and group discussion.

To RSVP or inquire further, please emailColumbiaAgingCenter@cumc.columbia.edu.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. – BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK
Speaker: Kevin Ochsner, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Title: The Brain Bases of Emotion Regulation across the Lifespan  
CUMC Location: ARB Room 440, 722 West 168th Street (RSVP to Caitlin Hawke: ColumbiaAgingCenter@cumc.columbia.edu).

2017 DATE TBA – BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK 
Co-Sponored by ICAP and the Global Health Initiative
Speaker: Hans-Peter Kohler, Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography,Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Surviving the AIDS Epidemic into Older Ages: Families and Well-Being, Malawi 1998-2013
CUMC Location: TBA (RSVP to Caitlin Hawke: cmh2197@columbia.edu).

 

FOR A LIST OF ALL PAST BROWN BAGS AND SEMINARS, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Occasionally, we focus on a specific topic.  Between 2016-2017, in addition to a wide range of Brown Bags, we offered a specialized series we entitled "BIOLOGIES" OF AGING?  Please see below for details.

 

“BIOLOGIES” OF AGING?

OUR 2016-17 SEMINAR SERIES

Graphic from López-Otín, 2013

Launched in 2014, the Columbia Aging Center Brown Bag Series presents current theory and research on aging across many disciplines. For Spring 2016, the Columbia Aging Center showcases Columbia’s expertise in the basic biology of aging. But is there just one biology of aging? Entitled “BIOLOGIES” OF AGING?, the Columbia Aging Center’s Spring series features a variety of biology of aging events across Columbia’s campuses – including two guest seminars, four brown bags talks, and, the culmination, a distinguished lecture. The Morningside brown bags are informal 90-minute meetings, to which participants are invited to bring lunch. The meetings consist of informal 40-minute presentations given by Columbia University researchers and in some cases with a discussant, followed by general Q&A session and group discussion.

To RSVP or inquire further, please contact:  Caitlin Hawke, Senior Science and Strategy Officer at the Columbia Aging Center: cmh2197@columbia.edu

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 12 pm – BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK
Speaker: MIMI SHIRASU-HIZA, Assistant Professor, Genetics and Development, Columbia University
Title: A Timely Death: Circadian Regulation and Aging
Morningside Location: Northwest Corner Building Room 703NWC, 550 West 120th Street and Broadway, 7th Floor 

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 4 pm – JOINT SEMINAR WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT
Speaker: TITIA DE LANGE, Leon Hell Professor, Cell Biology and Genetics, Rockefeller University
Title: Telomeres and Genome Instability in Cancer
CUMC Location: HSC Room 301, 701 West 168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 12 pm – BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK
Speaker: MICHAEL HART, Postdoctoral Researcher, Hobert Lab, Biochemistry & Moleculary Biophysics, Columbia University
Title: A New Model for Studying Neuronal Aging in C. elegans
Morningside Location: Northwest Corner Building Room 703NWC, 550 West 120th Street and Broadway, 7th Floor 

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 12 pm – BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK
Speaker: AI YAMAMOTO, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Columbia University
Title: A Role for Selective Autophagy in the Developing and Aging Brain
Morningside Location: Northwest Corner Building Room 703NWC, 550 West 120th Street and Broadway, 7th Floor

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12 pm – BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK
Speaker: LIZA PON, Professor, Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University
Title: Role for Mitochondrial Quality Control during Yeast Cell Division in Aging
Morningside Location: Northwest Corner Building Room 703NWC, 550 West 120th Street and Broadway, 7th Floor

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5 pm – COLUMBIA AGING CENTER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Speaker: GÉRARD KARSENTY, Professor and Chairman, Genetics and Development, Columbia  University
Title: Bone as a Rheostat of Aging
Morningside Location: Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall 
The Columbia Aging Center offered its Spring 2016 Distinguished Lecture as a joint presentation with the Columbia Global Centers | Paris

 

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm – BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK 
Speaker: Thorsten HOPPE, Institute for Genetics and CECAD Research Center, University of Cologne
Title: Proteostasis in Development and Aging
CUMC Location: HSC Room 301, 701 West 168th Street and Fort Washington Avenue

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 1 pm – BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK
Speaker: Edward OWUSU-ANSAH, Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow & Assistant Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia  University
Title: The Effect of Mitochondrial Dysfunction on Aging in Drosophila
CUMC Location: ARB Room 440, 722 West 168th Street

 

JOINT SEMINAR WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT - April 2018
Speaker: ANNE BRUNET, Professor, Genetics, Stanford University
Title: Understanding and Modeling Aging 
CUMC Location: Hammer Building, HHSC-Room 301, 701 W. 168th Street.

 

 

 

The Columbia Aging Center, directed by Ursula M. Staudinger, wishes to thank its informal advisory committee for helping to organize this program:

EDWARD OWUSU-ANSAH, MIMI SHIRASU-HIZA & MICHAEL HART

 

The Columbia Aging Center also gratefully acknowledges the Department of Genetics & Development, our partner in the February 2nd and March 8th joint seminars with special guests; and the Columbia Global Centers | Paris, co-sponsor of the Spring 2016 Distinguished Lecture in Aging.

 

 

 

FOR A LIST OF ALL PAST BROWN BAGS AND SEMINARS, CLICK HERE.