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Skirball Institute Annual Symposium

The annual research symposium hosted by the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine features a full slate of talks by renowned research scientists from around the country. Our 2018 symposium, “Mitochondria: The Thread of Life,” took place from 9:00AM to 6:00PM on Friday, September 28, at NYU Langone’s Farkas Auditorium, located at 550 First Avenue in Manhattan.

The symposium is open to the public, and registration is not required.

2018 Symposium Program

8:30AM Continental breakfast outside Farkas Hall
9:30AM Introduction by Ruth Lehmann, PhD, director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
9:40AM "Regulation of growth by the mTOR pathway"
David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
10:20AM "Orchestrating aging across a troubled soma"
Andrew Dillin, PhD, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
11:00AM Coffee break outside of Farkas Hall
11:25AM "Role for mitochondrial quality control during yeast cell division in aging"
Liza Pon, PhD, Columbia University
12:05PM "Repercussions of the unruly behaviors of the mitochondrial genome"
Patrick H. O’Farrell, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
12:45PM Lunch break
2:45PM "High-resolution cryo-EM of energy-converting membrane protein complexes"
Werner Kühlbrandt, PhD, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
3:25PM "Mitochondrial behavior"
Jodi Nunnari, PhD, University of California, Davis
4:05PM Coffee break outside of Farkas Hall
4:45PM "Mitochondrial stress signaling in disease, aging, and immunity"
Gerald S. Shadel, PhD, Salk Institute
5:25PM "Parkinson's disease and ALS genetically linked to mitochondrial fidelity and selective autophagy"
Richard J. Youle, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
6:05PM Closing remarks

Please contact Laura E. Rivera, senior events manager, at if you have questions about the symposium. For information about past symposia, see our archived schedule (access requires a Kerberos ID and password.)