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Oxygen Radicals (GRS)
Gordon-Merck Research Seminar

(Patho)physiology of Redox Processes


February 8-9, 2014


Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA


Katarzyna A. Broniowska

Associate Chair:
Anne R. Diers

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Oxygen Radicals is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to explore the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in health and disease. This will encompass both the traditional view of ROS as contributors to oxidative stress and the emerging concept that ROS mediate physiological signaling processes.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Oxygen Radicals" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Address
Discussion Leaders: Rakesh Patel (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Johanna Lampinen (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Mark Gladwin (University of Pittsburgh)
"Haldane, Hot Dogs & Halitosis: The Anion Nitrite as an Intrinsic Hypoxic Signaling Molecule and New Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmROS-Mediated Physiological Signaling Processes
Discussion Leaders: Alicia Kowaltowski (Universidade de Sao Paulo) and Daniel Ferguson (University of Exeter Medical School)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Stephanie Wall (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
"Effects of Growth on Cell Adhesion and Modification of Rac1 by Electrophiles in Vascular Endothelial Cells"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm Raphael Queiroz (Universidade de São Paulo)
"Inhibition of Neutrophil Chemotaxis by Tempol: Mechanistic Insights"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm Philip Kramer
"Aberrant Neutrophil Function and Lymphocyte Metabolism in the Development of Autoimmunity"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Divya Vasudevan (University of Illinois at Chicago)
"Coordinated Regulation of Post-Translational Histone Modifications by Nitric Oxide via Inhibition of JumonjiC Domain Dioxygenases"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amROS as Contributors to Oxidative Stress
Discussion Leaders: Ron Mason (NIEHS/NIH) and Ashley Turner (Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering)
9:00 am - 9:20 am Saranya Ravi (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
"Simultaneous Measurement of Hemin Induced Bioenergetic Dysfunction in Intact Cells and Mitochondria of Platelets"
9:20 am - 9:30 am Discussion
9:30 am - 9:50 am Brent Ryan (University of Oxford)
"Elucidating the Roles of Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:20 am Marta Ignasiak (LCP CNRS Universite Paris Sud)
"Commercially Used Sunscreens as a Potential Sensitizers in Peptides Oxidation?"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am - 10:50 am Ashutosh Kumar (NIEHS/NIH)
"Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase is Key to Peroxynitrite-Mediated LPS-Induced Protein Radical Formation in Microglia"
10:50 am - 11:00 am Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmProfessional Development Session
Discussion Leaders: Ana Denicola (Universidad de la Republica - Uruguay) and Adam Sikora (Technical University of Lodz)
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Philip Clifford (Medical College of Wisconsin)
"Crafting an Individual Development Plan"
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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