Retreat Banner Fat Cells


Time Topic Speaker
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch, Poster Session  
12:45 p.m. Introduction Glen N. Gaulton, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
Executive Vice Dean & Chief Scientific Officer,
School of Medicine
Mechanisms Linking Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Disorders to Insulin Resistance
12:50 p.m. Overview
Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance  

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Director, IDOM
 1:15 p.m. Overview
Pathways Affected by Sleep
Deprivation/Sleep Disorders

Sigrid Veasey, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, CSRN
Studies in Model Systems
 1:40 p.m. “Sleep and Insulin Signaling in C. Elegans:  Is there a Connection?” David Raizen, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, CSRN
 2:05 p.m.  “Circadian Rhythms and Metabolism in Drosophila    Amita Sehgal, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, CSRN
 2:30 p.m. “Flyabetes: A Disease of Resource Allocation Morris J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, IDOM
3:00 p.m.   Break  
3:20 p.m. Modeling the metabolic syndrome in mice Rex Ahima, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, IDOM
3:55 p.m. “Metabolic Consequences of Chronic-Intermittent Hypoxia in Rats: from the Brain to the Pancreas” Leszek K. Kubin, PhD
Research Professor of Physiology,
School of Veterinary Medicine, CSRN
4:25 p.m. Translation to Humans:
State of Evidence, Future Directions 
Allan I. Pack, MB, ChB, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, CSRN
5:00 p.m. RECEPTION  



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