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Philip & Sima Needleman Center for Autophagy Therapeutics & Research Symposium

Tuesday, January 30 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Eric P. Newman Education Center, EPNEC Auditorium
320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

The Philip and Sima Needleman Center for Autophagy Therapeutics and Research is a new initiative at Washington University School of Medicine dedicated to developing novel therapeutics that harness autophagy, a fundamental cellular pathway that has been implicated in age-dependent degeneration, cognitive decline, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, infections, inflammatory diseases and cancer.

The Symposium will highlight the work of the center’s founding members as well as of speakers who are prominent leaders in the field — work that has generated exciting new ideas for how the autophagy pathway can be probed as an appealing and dynamic platform for development of new anti-aging therapies.

Please register to attend.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Meetings & Conferences


School of Medicine


Medicine & Health



Event Contact

Oscar Diaz Ruiz | doscar@wustl.edu

Speaker Information


9 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome and Remarks

David H. Perlmutter, MD
Washington University

Philip Needleman, PhD
Washington University

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Overview of the Field of Autophagy

David H. Perlmutter, MD
Washington University

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Molecular Mechanisms and Pathophysiological Roles of Autophagy

Noboru Mizushima, MD, PhD
University of Tokyo

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Rescuing Lysosomal Defects in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Celeste Karch, PhD
Washington University
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Inducing Hepatocyte Fasting-like Responses to Treat Metabolic Disease

Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD
Washington University

12:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks

David H. Perlmutter, MD
Washington University

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