March 25, 2013
CDT Seminar Series – March 25, 2013
The next CDT Seminar will be held Monday, March 25th, at 1:00pm at the Petit Science Center in PSC124. Please join us to hear Dr. Gloria Salazar from the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Emory University. Her talk is entitled “Mitochondrial Function, Autophagy and Metal Homeostasis: Novel Cross Talk in Vascular Aging”.
Dr. Gloria Salazar obtained a M.S. in Biochemistry in 1993 and a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology in 2000 from the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. She moved to Atlanta in 2002 as a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, where she studied membrane trafficking events involve in synaptic vesicle biogenesis. Dr. Salazar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Emory University. Her research focuses on vascular aging or senescence and its impact in age-related diseases such as atherosclerosis. These studies are significant because the increase in life expectancy, in particular in developed countries, has considerably increased the population at risk of developing age-related diseases. Dr. Salazar’s research has established a novel interplay among mitochondrial function, autophagy and zinc metabolism in the regulation of vascular aging. These studies will provide a foundation for novel therapeutic interventions to promote healthier aging and prevent/delay age-related diseases including atherosclerosis. Dr. Salazar has published 24 manuscripts and received grant support from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).
There will be a Meet and Greet at 12:45pm with coffee and cookies.
I look forward to seeing you there,
Jenny J. Yang, Ph.D.
Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics