Upcoming Meetings

SPRIG Work In Progress Upcoming Meeting schedule for 2017

  • March 2, 2017

“Mitochondrial Targeted Antioxidants, a Novel Therapy for Inborn Errors of Fatty Acid Oxididation"

Bianca Seminotti, PhD

“Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis as a disease of aging. Role of MSCs”

Nayra Cardenes, PhD

  • April 6,2017

“The peroxidase PRDX1 works together with FOXO3 in longevity and cancer suppression.”

Carola Neumann, MD

  • April 27, 2017

"Mitochondrial Energetic and Redox Stress in Aging Skeletal Muscle"

David J. Marcinek, PhD, University of Washington Medical Center

This talk will be held in BST South; S100A, 4:00pm- reception to follow.

  • May 4, 2017

"Mitochondrial function in aging platelets"

Andrea Braganza, Post-doctoral Fellow, Sruti Shiva lab

"The effect of age upon ECM signaling molecules in a rodent model of skeletal muscle injury"

Stephen F. Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

  • September 7, 2017

"Orchestration of mitochondrial-based longevity: the mitokine hypothesis and its identity"

Andrew Dillin, Ph.D Thomas and Stacey Siebel Distinguished Chair in Stem Cell Research Howard Hughes Medical Investigator Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

** Please join us for a welcome reception for Toren Finkel that will be held in the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Atrium starting at 5:00pm**

  • October 5 & 6, 2017


TRiMAD 2017

The TriMAD Regional Symposium is an annual conference initiated in 2010 to promote cross-talk and collaboration between mitochondrial/metabolism and aging-centered research groups at the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, and the University of Pennsylvania.  Since then, the annual symposium has rapidly grown to encompass the greater northeast region. TriMAD 2017 promises be an exciting two-day symposium comprising keynote lectures, plenary talks from speakers representing at least nine institutions, poster sessions and lively discussions centered around metabolism and mitochondria in aging and disease.   

Please visit the link below for more information on the TRiMAD , registration and lodging:


We hope that you will join us!



*All SPRIG WIP seminars will be held at 12:00 PM in 1595 Biomedical Science Tower Conference Room, 200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh PA 15213

If you have any questions or would like to sign up to present in Fall 2017 please contact:

Wade Nixon 412-632-7766, nixonw@upmc.edu