The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

TriMAD Symposium

Multiple Speakers (Penn State)

When: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:00am - September 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
Where: Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

TRIMAD 2018 Program


TRIMAD Campus Map




Kateryna Makova, PhD and Donna Korzick, PhD

Penn State, University Park

TRiMaD is a collaborative venture between The Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP) Research Institute, and The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Abstract Submission Deadline

Registration Deadline

September 5, 2018


Each scientific session will be complemented by selection of two or three speakers from abstracts submitted for platform presentation.



Penn State Employee, $0; Pitt, UPenn or CHoP, $25; All other academic affiliations, $40; Corporate affiliations, $75

Registration includes a Welcome Reception, Light Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Breaks, and optional ‘Fun Run’


*LODGING: Blocks of rooms are on hold at Days Inn by Wyndham Penn State ($124/night; Group code: CGTRMD) 240 S Pugh St, State College, PA 16801






TriMAD Schedule

Friday, September 21, 2018  
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Optional Workshop:  Measuring ATP Production in the Seahorse Analyzer/Agilent Technologies 
  (FREE but separate pre-registration REQUIRED)
5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Keynote address: Archaic Genomes and Human Evolution
  Speaker:  Mark Stoneking, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception and Poster Session I (separate pre-registration REQUIRED)
  Heavy Hors D'oeuvres
Saturday, September 22, 2018  
6:30 a.m. Mitochondrial Fun Run 5K (FREE but separate pre-registration REQUIRED)
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Transactions of the Mitochondrial Genome
  Organizer:  Craig E. Cameron, Ph.D., Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Science, Penn State
  Session Speakers:  Smita Patel, Ph.D. (Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) and Agnel Sfeir, Ph.D. (NYU Langone Medical Center); platform abstracts TBD
10:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Mitochondrial Mutations, Aging and Evolution
  Organizer:  Kateryna Makova, Ph.D., Dept of Biology, Eberly College of Science, Penn State
  Session Speakers:  Zhenglong Gu, Ph.D., Cornell University and Konstantin Khrapko, Ph.D., Northeastern University; platform abstracts TBD
12:05 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session II
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. MitoProtective Therapies in Health and Disease
  Organizer:  Donna Korzick, Ph.D., Biomedical and Integrative Physiology and Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State
  Session Speakers:  David Brown, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University and Hazel Szeto, Ph.D., Cornel University; platform abstracts TBD
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mitochondrial Insights from Industry
  Session Speakers:  Kevin Bittman, Ph.D., Agilent Technologies and Barry Bochner,Ph.D., Biolog
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Keynote address:  Mitochondrial Turnover in the Human Heart
  Speaker:  Roberta Gotlieb, M.D., Vice Chair of Translational Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Abstract Awards Ceremony



CONFERENCE SPONSORS: Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences • Eberly College of Science • College of Health and Human Development • Office of the Vice President for Research • Integrative and Biomedical Physiology • Agilent Technologies • BIOLOG • IDT • Penn State Center for Medical Genomics • Penn State Department of Biology



Questions and Contact

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